Create apt-package-list

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Create apt-package-list

you can use this list for example to install all your apt packages on another machine, for example if you migrage or want to start over on a fresh installation

dpkg --get-selections | awk '$2 == "install" {print $1}' > packages.list.save

Restore your apt-packages

xargs -a "packages.list.save" sudo apt-get install

Don't forget to save your /etc/apt/sources.list and /etc/apt/sources.list.d/*, too!