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How can I see all my installed program in Ubuntu from command line?

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dpkg --get-selections

This will send it to a file for you:

dpkg --get-selections > installed-software

from this thread on Ubuntu forums:

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How can i add program not at this list? – Yosef Jun 16 '10 at 19:28
apt-get, it's pretty easy: There's also aptitude which gives you a few other features: – sarahjean Jun 16 '10 at 19:30
Its true only if i didn't downloaded program manually to ubuntu, I want to know how to do that to manually downloaded program please – Yosef Jun 16 '10 at 19:34
Here's a tutorial that mentions manually downloaded programs: – sarahjean Jun 16 '10 at 19:55
Other .tar.gz - I have, zend studio – Yosef Jun 16 '10 at 20:55

If you hit the Tab button at the command line in most linux distrobutions, it will list everything you can call from the terminal. It'll prompt you something like "Do you want to list all these packages?". Of course you do! Then it'll list em.

As for if Ubuntu does this, I do not recall. I don't have an ubuntu machine handy or I would test this beforehand. Hope that works for you!

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Oh, shoot... Just recalled that you may have to tap it twice or 3 times depending on your distro. – Aeo Jun 16 '10 at 19:27
I get 2,000 programs – Yosef Jun 16 '10 at 19:51

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