View Full Version : How to find applications installed on a specific day?

March 17th, 2013, 05:40 PM
Is there any command to list via apt-get or dpkg?


March 17th, 2013, 05:53 PM
Package installation info is kept in the file /var/log/apt/history.log, you can load it into a text editor and search. I'm sure there must be a way to use apt-cache or dpkg-query or something to grep it, but I can't put my finger on it at the moment.

March 17th, 2013, 06:40 PM
grep -w install /var/log/dpkg.log.1 && grep -w install /var/log/dpkg.log will show you everything that you have installed recently that is in those two logs. Older activity is in the archived and numbered dpkg.log.#.gz logs which you would need to extract and then search with the same command, edited for the files' different numbered names.

March 17th, 2013, 06:51 PM
Great, thanks.