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LLE10104 : Howto know to which package a certain file belongs with dpkg on debian

Symptom:

You have a file and need to know the package which installed it. Also works on ubuntu, kubuntu, knoppix, ...

Cause:

none

Solution:

To get the information you use dpkg with the -S parameter.

dpkg -S </path/to/the/file>

e.g.:

dpkg -S xsltproc
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/TODO
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/README
xsltproc: /usr/bin/xsltproc
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/copyright
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/FEATURES.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/changelog.Debian.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/man/man1/xsltproc.1.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/changelog.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/NEWS.gz
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc/AUTHORS
xsltproc: /usr/share/doc/xsltproc


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