[wellylug] dpkg --list on Ubunut

Kevin O'Riordan kfor at compsoc.com
Fri Nov 7 15:50:16 NZDT 2008

Hi Carl,

> Is it possible/safe to try running dpkg --list

Perfectly safe, but this also lists packages which have been removed
but still have config files lying about, and possibly some other
not-fully-installed packages.

  dpkg --list | egrep '^([^a-z]|ii)'	# Installed packages only.

  dpkg --list | egrep '^([^a-z]|rc)'	# Removed packages with config files remaining.

apt-show-versions is a nice tool too, but may not be present on your


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