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Find all user-installed packages

I am creating an software that get need to display all the installed application in ubuntu .Where all the installed application will be in linux and how can i get the Name,icon of the installed application

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This will show you all installed packages: dpkg -l . In X you could use synaptic package manager.

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Note that this only displays the applications installed through the package manager. It does not show applications that are installed from source etc. – Bram May 9 '12 at 12:05

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