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I'm working with ROS.

ROS provides some tools to install itself: http://wiki.ros.org/kinetic/Installation/Source

For example, to install the dependencies of ROS, we can execute rosdep install --from-paths src --ignore-src --rosdistro kinetic -y.

Now I want to know which packages it installed exactly. I knew that we could list all of installed packages here: /var/cache/apt/archives but it contains all of packages. Is it possible to list the packages coming from one specific command (such as rosdep install)?

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    You can also check your apt history at /var/log/apt/history.log to see exactly what was installed. This question seems more ROS-related than Ubuntu-related. – user535733 Feb 24 '18 at 3:43
  • $ ls -tl /var/lib/dpkg/info/ | grep list > installed-packages.txt – Knud Larsen Feb 24 '18 at 12:00

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