Re: finding which package a file came with
>>>>> "Eric" == Eric G Miller <email@example.com> writes:
Eric> On Mon, Nov 13, 2000 at 05:43:36PM -0800, Shane Colbert wrote:
>> you'll just have to forgive me if this is a stupid
>> question but is there any way to easily find out which
>> deb package a particular file came from??
Eric> $ dpkg -S <file>
Or, for an even better option, install dlocate and run:
$ dlocate -S <file>
'dlocate' is to 'dpkg' as 'locate' is to 'find' (roughly
speaking), it performs all the search operations in the package
database much faster than dpkg.
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