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Finding what packages are installed on a Linux system

For distributions that use RPM format packages, use the command:
$ rpm -qa

You may want to pipe the output to grep, a pager, or a text file.

A: For Debian and derivative systems, the equivalent command is:
$ dpkg -l

A: For Slackware and Slackware based distributions, look in the directory
/var/log/packages


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