How to find what 'new' packages have been installed?

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Thu Nov 13 17:55:23 UTC 2008

On Thu, 2008-11-13 at 12:34 +0000, Chris G wrote:
> Looking for
> things I've added in a list of 1100 items isn't very easy.

Create a copy after installing, create another copy after you added
stuff, compare the copies with the diff command.

Remember: On Unix-like systems, practically everything you want to do
with text files was solved decades ago and is supported by nifty command
line tools :)

You could also run a local subversion repository and check in log files
daily via cron jobs. Then you can easily compare them at any time later,
with tool support. You could do the same with configuration files.

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