After quite some hacking I now longer get a warning from a package, did I have success? How do I list all loaded packages? (NOT INSTALLED, installation was not the problem, loading was, eg require).

  • What does C-h v load-history tell you? – Drew Aug 28 '18 at 14:00
  • I think your terminology is a bit off: an Emacs Lisp file can be loaded, a feature can be required, and a package can be activated. A single package can consist of many files and provide many features. – Omar Aug 31 '18 at 21:25

As far as I remember, the function package-activated-list is what you are looking.

Source: A Reddit thread (retrieved today, 2018-08-28)


I personally use Paradox package manager. With paradox loaded, M-x paradox-list-packages shows new, available, installed, built-in, obsolete and incompatible packages. Just scroll through the list to see what's up.

Additionally, Paradox is a really slick package manager, allowing you to upgrade available packages, delete packages that have been installed and many, many more useful tasks.

  • You might want to add a link to Paradox, for reference. – Drew Aug 30 '18 at 21:21

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