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To obtain a list of installed software from the command-line on machines running Debian or Ubuntu:
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FarmShare systems run on [https://www.ubuntu.com Ubuntu], and most software is installed using packages available from the standard repositories. You can explore installed software and available packages using the <code>aptitude</code>, <code>apt</code>, and <code>dpkg</code> commands.
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<pre>dpkg --get-selections</pre>  
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Use grep to search for specific packages or groups of packages:
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<source lang=sh>
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<pre>dpkg --get-selections | grep r-cran</pre>  
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aptitude search
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If a package is missing but available from the standard Ubuntu repository you can request installation by submitting a HelpSU ticket.  You can look up information about packages at http://packages.ubuntu.com
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aptitude search '~i'
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aptitude show
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apt search
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apt list --installed
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apt show
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dpkg --get-selections
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</source>
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If a package is missing but available from the [http://packages.ubuntu.com/ standard repository] and you think it would be of general interest you can request installation by writing to [mailto:srcc-support@stanford.edu srcc-support@stanford.edu].

Latest revision as of 09:35, 4 September 2018

FarmShare systems run on Ubuntu, and most software is installed using packages available from the standard repositories. You can explore installed software and available packages using the aptitude, apt, and dpkg commands.

aptitude search
aptitude search '~i'
aptitude show
apt search
apt list --installed
apt show
dpkg --get-selections

If a package is missing but available from the standard repository and you think it would be of general interest you can request installation by writing to srcc-support@stanford.edu.

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