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Getting a List of Packages and Package Sources from Ubuntu

Debian and Ubuntu have a handy way to get a list of everything that the aptitude package manager is keeping track of.
Read it here


Since that package management system is the main reason *why* many people are using Ubuntu or Debian, that means pretty much everything that's installed. And, since this list is in plain text, it's easy to edit and tweak, with each configuration taking up next to no space.

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