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Where on the web is Loki's install manifest file? I want to compare it with the current build to see what I have installed?

Or is there another way?

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There's another easy way to know the installed packages in your system.

  • Please open and execute apt list --installed to see what packages you have installed in your elementary OS.
  • Please note that executing this command will give you a long list depending on your installed packages. However, if you execute apt list --installed | less it will wait for you to press Enter. And after you press Enter, it will be showing / loading package name one-by-one.
  • Let's say you want to find something from the installed packages. You can grep <package_name> to achieve this. For example, apt list --installed | grep 'language' will list every package installed in your system with "language" keyword in its name.

And to get the list of the apps/packages you manually installed please execute, comm -23 <(apt-mark showmanual | sort -u) <(gzip -dc /var/log/installer/initial-status.gz | sed -n 's/^Package: //p' | sort -u).

  • This will tell me what is installed now, I want to compare this with the initial state to work out what I have installed since the original distro install. – Dave Levy Apr 26 at 19:20
  • @DaveLevy I have updated the answer with another command, executing that will give you the list of what you have installed after installing the OS. – Hasan Apr 27 at 15:18
  • fabulous ... just what i wanted – Dave Levy May 5 at 20:33

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