popularity-contest - list the most popular Debian packages
command gathers information about Debian packages
installed on the system, and prints the name of the most recently used
executable program in that package as well as its last-accessed time (atime)
and last-attribute-changed time (ctime) to stdout.
When aggregated with the output of popularity-contest
from many other
systems, this information is valuable because it can be used to determine
which Debian packages are commonly installed, used, or installed and never
used. This helps Debian maintainers make decisions such as which packages
should be installed by default on new systems.
The resulting statistic is available from the project home page
is run from a cron
, which automatically submits the
results to Debian package maintainers (only once a week) according to the
settings in /etc/popularity-contest.conf
The popularity-contest FAQ at /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/FAQ
Additional documentation is in /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/
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