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I have a Kubuntu 14.10 install that I am considering backing up and recreating as I've been upgrading it since 12.04 and I'm having a few issues that might be due to age. Since I've been using it for years, I have a lot of data and programs installed.
I can easily back up the data and my PPAs but I want to cleanly reinstall programs I have installed and am looking for a way to get a list of them. I have browsed /var/log/apt/history.log but it only seems to go back about a year (and has a lot of extraneous stuff).
Basically what I am looking for is a list of packages that I installed via "apt-get install" that does not include any dependencies (which would be installed automatically) nor anything that comes already in Kubuntu (which naturally is already there) so that on a clean install I could just run "apt-get install x y z . . . . ." with everything I need.
Does such a list exist?
EDIT: I don't believe this is a duplicate as what I am looking for are only packages that I installed myself (no dependencies nor packages that come with Kubuntu).