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Re: [linux] deb - determine if a package is installed

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  • J
    ... Oh boy... thanks! I completely missed that while reading the man pages for dpkg-query. In my own defense, I was also cooking dinner, so that s my excuse
    Message 1 of 3 , Apr 24, 2013
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      On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 7:01 PM, ed <ed@...> wrote:
      > On Wed, Apr 24, 2013 at 06:25:47PM -0400, J wrote:
      >> So here's an interesting problem...
      >>
      >> How can you tell, quickly, and cleanly and quietly if a .deb is installed?
      >
      > Normally, I'd do dpkg --get-selections | grep package
      >
      >> Meaning without a bunch of grepping.
      >
      > Oh
      >
      >> So I was trying to find a better way to replace the entire dpkg/grep
      >> combination and so far havent found anything that works.
      >>
      >> there's dpkg-query -s packagename, but that dumps a LOT of non-status
      >> info so grepping is still necessary.
      >
      > What about dpkg-query -W ?

      Oh boy... thanks! I completely missed that while reading the man
      pages for dpkg-query. In my own defense, I was also cooking dinner,
      so that's my excuse for missing something that obvious :)

      but thanks or pointing it out, that works like a charm.
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