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Re: Generic file finder question ..what tool or database



* Harry Putnam (reader@newsguy.com) [020304 23:26]:
> 
> If I have the name of a file like xpm.h and want to know what package
> contains it.  And I find that `apt-cache search xpm.h' doesn't know
> about it.
> 
> And dpkg -S xpm.h doesn't either
> 
> I'm assuming that means it isn't here but might be in a
> package in the distro on line somewhere.
> 
> Where is the database with this kind of information? 
> search.debian.org isn't the right place I don't think

check out apt-file.

good times,
Vineet

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