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Re: Hesitating to take the plunge in Debian

Ethan Benson writes:
> dpkg -S whateverfileorpath
> and if that does not work debian has two search engines for the 
> entire archive one for packages/descriptions, the other for 
> individual files.  I think there is a userspace utility that does 
> this so you don't have to use bloatscape too, i have not gotten 
> around to looking at that yet.
you're thinking of the great:

apt-cache search <filename>

it will tell you what package contains a particular file.


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