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Using Diff for packages or other lists

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We're trying to use the diff command in the UNIX app to monitor changes to a system's installed packages. I need help creating a query / report that would run daily to monitor changes on different systems' package lists.

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Re: Using Diff for packages or other lists

Motivator

You could create a simple shell script that runs rpm -qa or dpkg --get-selections or any other preferred way of listing installed packages, and set the script up as a scripted input. Then you can run the | diff command on the data that is indexed to see changes.