[ILUG-BOM] Fwd: command to get description of packages listed in a file

Raghu Prasad prasad.raghu.k at gmail.com
Fri Dec 31 12:42:28 IST 2010


On Thu, Dec 30, 2010 at 9:42 AM, Kussh Singh <kussh.singh at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> Is there any easy way to get the description of all packages listed in a
> file which contains the names of all such packages?
>
> eg.
> i used
> sudo dpkg --get-selections >installed-software
>
> to make a list of all installed software packages on my system
> However I want to remove some of them in batch mode (from the command line)
> instead of by using synaptic and deleting them one by one which is a
> cumbersome process.  So the description of such packages is needed in
> another file containing a subset of names of packages likely to be removed.
>
> How can this be done ?



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