Debian / Ubuntu Snippets

A collection of Snippets, commands and other useful things for Debian / Ubuntu that I often forget, and need to lookup.


Listing available packages

Searching via apt

apt-cache search packagename

List installed packages

Via apt

apt list --installed

Alternative dpkg List packages that have been installed locally.

dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall

Search for a specific packages in the installed list

dpkg --get-selections | grep packagename

Simple dpkg alternative

dpkg -l