Ubuntu: Special Tips

Sysadmin tips from Ubuntu user groups.

Derek Broughton 2008-06-20: “I run this weekly:

aptitude search ‘~i !~M’ | tr -s ‘ ‘ | cut -f 2 -d ‘ ‘> /etc/apt/installed.txt

(all on one line, of course) which gives me a convenient list of currently
installed packages so that I can duplicate this setup on a new install.”

I plan to customize that so it generates a new file name based on the date and make this part of a backup routine. Also need to learn how to re-install from that list.

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Paul E. Johnson is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Kansas. He is an avid Linux User, an adequate system administrator and C programmer, and humility is one of his greatest strengths.
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