Re: view package contents w/o installing
dman <email@example.com> writes:
> On Wed, Sep 19, 2001 at 03:17:13PM -0400, David Z Maze wrote:
> | dvanbalen <DvB> writes:
> | DvB> Is there any way to see what files are in a package without having to
> | DvB> install it first?
> | If you already have the .deb file, you can run 'dpkg --contents
> | file.deb'. But probably downloading is the harder part in the general
> | case; I don't know of a good way to see what files are in a package
> | without downloading it.
> | (It'd be nice if packages.debian.org offered more functionality, like
> | being able to read the files in /usr/share/doc/<package> directly off
> | the Web site or listing the file contents.)
> I too would like to see a list of files on p.d.o similar to what
> rpmfind offers.
Maybe I'm asking too much with this, but a changelog or link to one
might also be nice...