When I wrote about the latest version of Visual Studio Code working on the Raspberry Pi, I realize that I used a couple of commands to find an installed application.
The following command will list all the installed apps
sudo apt list --installed
Which is great, but hard to read in bash mode. So that’s why I use grep to filter for the app I want.
sudo apt list --installed | grep -i code-oss
So far, so good. The command did the trick, and I got my result: app name, version and details. However, as a long time Windows user, I was wondering if Linux users have a visual interface for this. And then I found: Synaptic.
The command to install Synaptic is maybe the last command we will use to install or uninstall an app
sudo apt install synaptic -y
And then we can launch the app using this command, and it’s need to be with sudo permissions (learned in the hard way)
At this moment, I can browse in the all list of apps. And I can quickly perform a search for my installed Visual Studio Code.
I get the result, with details, version and more.
And if you are wondering what’s the main difference with the bash command? So, I didn’t need to search and learn a command, the universal visual clue of the magnifier, or the search button were good enough for me.
Playing around with the app, I found I can display much more information for each installed app. Which is great, because I start to understand the idea and concepts of dependencies, where Linux install software, etc.
My posts on Raspberry Pi
Dev posts for Raspberry Pi
- How to grant permissions to a folder after git clone, to perform dotnet restore on a Raspberry Pi
- How to install .Net Core 3.1 in a Raspberry Pi 4
- Installing Visual Studio Code in a Raspberry Pi 4, run as root, fix black screen
- How to install .Net Core in a Raspberry Pi 4 and test with Hello World
- Build and Run C# NetCore projects in a Raspberry Pi 4 with Visual Studio Code
- Let’s do some Git dev in Raspberry Pi 4 (GitHub and Azure DevOps!)
Tools and Apps for Raspberry Pi
- Where is my Task Manager in RaspberryPi? Let’s try htop
- Multi-monitor in Raspberry Pi 4 rocks !
- Double Commander on RaspberryPi4, because files are important
- How to install Docker in a Raspberry Pi 4
- Installing Visual Studio Code in a Raspberry Pi
- Installing Visual Studio Code in a Raspberry Pi, run as root, fix black screen (Updated)
- 6 commands to install OpenCV for Python in a Raspberry Pi 4
Setup the device
- 1st setup without monitor: auto connect to WiFi, enable SSH, update and more
- How to enable auto start with HDMI safe mode
- Running a Python script in a Python Virtual Environment on reboot / startup