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is it possible to list all installed (official) packages from a Java 7 program ? If so, how could I do it ?

Is looking at /usr/bin enough or may I miss some packages ?


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Finally I've found

String [] extCmdArgs = new String[]{"dpkg-query", "-W", "-f=${Package} ${Version}\n"};
Process fetchInstalledPackagesProcess = Runtime.getRuntime().exec(extCmdArgs);
BufferedReader reader = null;
        try {
            reader = new BufferedReader(new InputStreamReader(fetchInstalledPackagesProcess.getInputStream()));
            String line;
                line = reader.readLine();
                if (line == null)
    } catch (Exception e) {
    finally {
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