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Re: Digging Up An Intro

On Tue, 13 Jul 2004 10:57:59 -0700
Akkana Peck <akkana@shallowsky.com> wrote:

> Raquel Rice writes:
> > But that's not really what I'm asking about.  I've tried to find
> > the package that contains "dig".  I've installed NetTools, but
> > still can't find "dig".  Can someone help me?
> A terrific package for answering questions like that is apt-file.
> Install it with apt-get, do an apt-file update, and then you can
> do something like this:
> apt-file search dig
> which gives a long list of packages containing files with the
> string"dig".  That's too long and you only want files actually
> named dig, not digital or digest or whatever, so you can narrow it
> down with something like these:
> apt-file search dig | grep -w dig
> apt-file search dig | grep /bin/
> which, among other lines, turns up:
> dnsutils: usr/bin/dig
> I have a sort of "Debian cheat sheet" page of helpful Debian hints
> (helpful to me, anyway; it's really my own notes for when I forget
> how to do something) but I didn't have apt-file there, so I've
> added it. http://shallowsky.com/linux/debnotes.html
> I'm Akkana, BTW (obIntro).  Developer on mozilla and occasional
> contributor to a few other projects, Debian user for a few years
> (mostly Redhat before that).  Also active in Linuxchix.  Hi, all!
> 	...Akkana

Yes, I'm familiar with you from LinuxChix.

What a wonderful tool ... apt-file.  It didn't solve my
configuration problem, but it did help me by letting me know that
the domain I was looking for is being found (I've blocked traceroute
and ping at the firewall).  Now, on to the configuration problem. 

Whenever you are confronted with an opponent.  Conquer him with
  --Mahatma Gandhi

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