I want the list of all apps so that I can replace everything that can replaced in Win XP so that I get use to the apps in there in Win XP first.
I think he wants to see what tools from backtrack have windows versions to install in his windows xp machine.
To the OP, it's not a very smart move, but ok...
Well, I do it that way as part of a procedure I use when I upgrade my OS (clean install).
I run that command and save the file. Then I install the new release and run the command again and save it as new_apps.txt
Then I substract:
So I can install what is missing:Code:comm -3 installed_apps.txt new_apps.txt > to_be_installed.txt
Code:apt-get install dselect dpkg --set-selections < to_be_installed.txt aptitude update dselect install