How to Install dpkg-awk in Ubuntu 18.04

Install dpkg-awk by entering the following commands in the terminal:

sudo apt update
sudo apt install dpkg-awk


Gawk script to parse /var/lib/dpkg/{status,available} and Packages

This script can parse the dpkg database files. It can do regular expressions on the fields, and only get what you want. It can also be made to output certain fields. As an added bonus, there is an option to sort the output. . 'dpkg-awk "Status: .* installed$" -- Package Version Status' will output all installed packages, with only the listed fields. 'dpkg-awk -f=/var/lib/dpkg/available "Package:^[aA].*" -- Package Version' will output all available packages that start with the letter 'A.'

Version: 1.2+nmu2

Section: universe/devel