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Re: Question on dpkg -l output.




Eduardo M KALINOWSKI wrote: 
> On 21 de dezembro de 2018 20:24, aprekates wrote:
> > In a new installed system with Debian 9.6
> > 
> > $ dpkg -l
> > 
> > will list only packages with 'ii' state and a couple of 'rc'.
> > 
> > But if i  run:
> > 
> > $ dpkg -l w*
> > 
> > i will get a dozen also of 'un' packages.
> > 
> > So i dont understand the logic of altering the output when
> > i use a pattern . I would expect to see only 'ii' packages starting
> > from the letter 'w' .
> > 
> > Also i dont understand why in a new system dpkg would know
> > anything about uninstalled packages!
> 
> dpkg -l w*
> will be expanded by the shell (if there is any file starting with w in the current directory). 
> 
> Have you tried
> dpkg -l 'w*' 

Let's see:

dpkg -l w*
dpkg-query: no packages found matching webplot.txt

dpkg -l 'w*'
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
|
Status=Not/Inst/Conf-files/Unpacked/halF-conf/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad)
||/ Name           Version      Architecture Description
+++-==============-============-============-=================================
un  w-bassman      <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
ii  w3m            0.5.3-34+deb amd64        WWW browsable pager
with excellen
un  w3m-el         <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  w3m-img        <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  w3m-ssl        <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  w3mmee         <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  wacom-tools    <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  wajig          <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
ii  wamerican      7.1-1        all          American English
dictionary words
un  watch          <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  watchdog       <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  wbritish       <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
un  wdiff          <none>       <none>       (no description
available)
....


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