POPULARITY-CONTEST(8)    (November 2001)    POPULARITY-CONTEST(8)

     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 https://popcon.debian.org/.

          Normally, popularity-contest is run from a cron(8) job,
          /etc/cron.daily/popularity-contest, which automatically sub-
          mits the results to Debian package maintainers (only once a
          week) according to the settings in
          /etc/popularity-contest.conf and
          /usr/share/popularity-contest/default.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>.

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