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Just run this command and it will printout all the info available about your current distribution and package management system.
In this case, linux- is the prefix; simply running
would list every package APT knows about.
The default APT config assumes -g, --generate; to use the cache as/is, you could similarly run:
apt-cache --no-generate pkgnames [prefix]
Adding --all-names, like so:
apt-cache --no-generate --all-names pkgnames [prefix]
would print all the packages APT knows about, using the cache as/is, including virtual packages and missing dependencies.
This command was shamelessly stolen from the apt-cache(8) man-page.
Taken from apticron and modified.
If any changes have been made to the package while it was unpacked (ie, conffiles files in /etc modi‐fied), the new package will inherit the changes.
This way you can make it easy to copy packages from one computer to another, or to recreate packages that are installed on your system, but no longer available elsewhere.
Note: dpkg-repack will place the created package in the current directory.
Used by virtualbox and others to create '.run' file.
Uses dpkg -S or apt-file to find the file you want and shows results in various ways. Available at https://github.com/Pipeliner/configs/blob/master/bin/pacof
pacof -xp 'bin/[^/]*mixer'
Safe for whitespaces in names.
Maybe not clean with big package and too long argument. But return every file who can be executed.
I wanted to view only executables installed by a package. This seemed to work.
There's got to be easier way, please share.
(1) Replace iptables with the package name of your interest
(2) The command will trash any existing environment variable named 'lst'
(3) Instead if you are interested in viewing just .ko or .so files installed by this package, then
that would be easy:
$ dpkg -L iptables | grep "\.[sk]o$"
Limits the usage of bandwidth by apt-get, in the example the command will use 30Kb/s ;)
It should work for most apt-get actions (install, update, upgrade, dist-upgrade, etc.)