Is there any easy way to get the description of all packages listed in a
file which contains the names of all such packages?
sudo dpkg --get-selections >installed-software
to make a list of all installed software packages on my system
However I want to remove some of them in batch mode (from the command line)
instead of by using synaptic and deleting them one by one which is a
cumbersome process. So the description of such packages is needed in
another file containing a subset of names of packages likely to be removed.
How can this be done ?