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When just using dpkg you don't know whether the package was manually installed by the user or automatically (as a dependency or during the initial OS install). If you want to retain that information, you need to get a list of only the packages that were actually manually installed. For that, you can use either of these two one-liners. Both yield the exact ...


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zTo find the reverse dependencies you can install the apt-rdepends package: sudo apt-get install apt-rdepends You can then search for reverse dependencies using: $ apt-rdepends --state-follow=Installed --state-show=Installed -r firefox Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done firefox Reverse ...

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