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Thread: How to find applications installed on a specific day?

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    Question How to find applications installed on a specific day?

    Is there any command to list via apt-get or dpkg?


    Thanks.
    Last edited by vgezer; March 17th, 2013 at 07:10 PM.

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    Re: How to find applications installed on a specific day?

    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.

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    Re: How to find applications installed on a specific day?

    Code:
    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.
    Last edited by ajgreeny; March 17th, 2013 at 06:43 PM.
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    Re: How to find applications installed on a specific day?

    Great, thanks.

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