Show apt-get (dpkg) history








/var/log/apt/history.log is the log file for apt-get install/remove: for example I want to find the command that I installed okular package:
cat /var/log/apt/history.log | grep Install | grep okular
This is useful if you want to find all the packages that were included automatically when you install a particular package. So that you can remove them all.

If the package was installed using dpkg command, you can find the log in /var/log/dpkg.log
cat /var/log/dpkg.log | grep adobereader



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