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6.4.9 Record/copy system configuration

To make a local copy of the package selection states:

     $ dpkg --get-selections "*" >myselections   # or use \*

"*" makes myselections include package entries for "purge" too.

You can transfer this file to another computer, and install it there with:

     # dselect update
     # dpkg --set-selections <myselections
     # apt-get -u dselect-upgrade    # or dselect install

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