Maintaining all packages when reinstalling the ubuntu OS?

Alan Pope alan at
Thu Jul 7 16:41:01 UTC 2011

On 7 July 2011 17:32, Peng Yu <pengyu.ut at> wrote:
> I need to reinstall ubuntu 10.04 LTS on my machine. But I'd like to
> record what ubuntu packages are installed so that I can later on
> reinstall these packages easily. I'm wondering if there is a command
> to keep track of all the additional packages installed.

dpkg --get-selections

Will list what you have installed.


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