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    applications-what where

    apologies first for the question as I know absolutely nothing. Having read through the remastering how to and not really understanding it I am reading a few tutorials. I have installed Knoppix 3.7 to my harddrive and would like to remaster it. I have a list of the general contents and a list of what I assume are about 10 pages of files of which I have no idea what they are and whether to remove them. Where can I find out what the applications are ( especially any critical ones) and what I can do with them? Also where are they. From reading I have seen that things like the language files and the office applications may be removed but I don't know where they are.

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    if you read the apt-howto on the Debian site you will find some of the answers.
    especially the part with package removal.
    basically i would do a;
    apt-get --purge remove aplication
    the comand above should remove the aplication and its configfiles... BUT this may remove more things aswell that are dependant or a part of said aplication, you simply have to read some more on what each package does.

    The following options to apt-get may be useful:
    -h help text.
    -d Download only - do NOT install or unpack archives
    -f Attempt to continue if the integrity check fails
    -s No-act. Perform ordering simulation
    -y Assume Yes to all queries and do not prompt
    -u Show a list of upgraded packages as well
    keep reading and ask if you want more.

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    You can get a despcripton of a package with-

    apt-cache search package_name

    And removing this way-

    apt-get remove --purge application

    will tell you what else will be removed and give you the option to abort, as well as show the amount of space you would free up.

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    Thanks for taking the time to reply so quickly. I guess I'll get on with my homework now.

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    to see packages and descriptions on your system do

    dpkg-query -l >out.txt

    the text file will be in the root directory

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