just wondering for no particular reason if my linux box has less or more packages and commands then most (I'm guessing less). Heres my results:

packages (on arch linux probably not a very good way to determine anything):

1169 as root and 1168 as a normal user.

1.536732 gb

I dont know to find it out using APT?

Don't know if there is a "good" way for debian put this works on my server: apt-cache search e >& file (e is the most common letter in the english language) Then open it up in emacs and M->

Probably a better (untested) method for calculating number of installed packages on Debian-based systems would be

dpkg -l | wc -l

Minus 5.