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So basically only the ones mentioned in commands such as sudo apt install X etc...

I have not seen any post on this. Only about all installed packages on the system regardless of them being dependencies or actually installed by me.

So if I have for instance only ever installed one package :

user@host 31/12/2019 00:33:15 :/sys/class/power_supply $ sai tlp
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
The following additional packages will be installed:
  ethtool tlp-rdw

I would like to get only tlp and not ethtool tlp-rdw.

PS : I am looking for a solution that doesn't require the use of bash history. (cause : outside of history limit | multiple sessions overriding each other | old machine | friend computer | etc..)

  • I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question belongs on Ask Ubuntu in the Stack Exchange network. – Cyrus Dec 31 '19 at 17:53
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Run the following command in a bash shell to list all manually installed packages:

comm -23 <(apt-mark showmanual | sort -u) <(gzip -dc /var/log/installer/initial-status.gz | sed -n 's/^Package: //p' | sort -u)  

This command is compatible with operating system that use apt package manager. In the first sentence of the question you mentioned sudo apt install. I have assumed that your operating system uses apt, so the above command will run successfully on it.

This command is useful to prepare a list of manually installed packages for installation by apt on a different machine. Before installing the list of manually installed packages on a different machine it is a good idea to review the list and remove packages from the list that were installed but not used much, especially large packages that take a lot of disk space.

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