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NAME

       popularity-contest - list the most popular Debian packages

SYNOPSIS

       popularity-contest

DESCRIPTION

       The   popularity-contest   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
       http://popcon.debian.org/.

       Normally,    popularity-contest    is   run   from   a   cron(8)   job,
       /etc/cron.weekly/popularity-contest,  which  automatically  emails  the
       results  to  Debian  package  maintainers  according to the settings in
       /etc/popularity-contest.conf.

SEE ALSO

       The  popularity-contest  FAQ  at  /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/FAQ
       popcon-largest-unused(8), cron(8)

       Additional documentation is in /usr/share/doc/popularity-contest/.

AUTHOR

       Avery Pennarun <apenwarr@debian.org>.