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Re: Question on dpkg -l output.




In my case both:

$ dpkg -l w*

and

$ dpkg -l 'w*'

will report the same list

# 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) un  w3m <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wajig <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) ii  wamerican                            7.1-1 all                     American English dictionary words for /usr/share/dict un  watch <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wbritish <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wdiff <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wesnoth-1.12-core <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) ii  wget                                 1.18-5+deb9u2 amd64                   retrieves files from the web un  wget-ssl <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) ii  whiptail                             0.52.19-1+b1 amd64                   Displays user-friendly dialog boxes from shell scripts un  whiptail-utf8 <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  whois <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  widelands <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wink <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  wordlist <none>                  <none>                  (no description available) un  www-browser <none>                  <none>                  (no description available)

On 22/12/18 1:07 π.μ., Dan Ritter wrote:
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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