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I would like to know if there is any way on ubuntu to get a list of softwares/packages installed on the machine with their size and last use.

This is something which I have on windows and it is really useful because it helps me understanding which software I installed and which of them I am not using anymore. In this way I could delete them in order to make some space on my computer.

I am on Ubuntu 14.04 and the command

dpkg -l

Just gives me a list of software but NOT their size/use

Thanks in advance for your help.

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    dpkg-query -Wf '${Installed-Size}\t${Package}\n' | sort -n will give you a list of packages sorted by size. If you're new to Linux, deleting stuff is not really advisable unless you want to learn by breaking your system! – DK Bose Mar 13 '17 at 14:14