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List only executables installed by a debian package

Terminal - List only executables installed by a debian package
lst=`dpkg -L iptables` ; for f in $lst; do if [ -x $f ] && [ ! -d $f ] ; then echo $f; fi; done;
2010-10-30 14:47:45
User: b_t
Functions: echo
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List only executables installed by a debian package

I wanted to view only executables installed by a package. This seemed to work.

There's got to be easier way, please share.

Note:

(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$"

Alternatives

There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
dpkg -L iptables | perl -lne 'print if -f && -x'
find $(dpkg -L iptables) -maxdepth 0 -executable -type f
2010-10-30 15:36:32
User: Juluan
Functions: find
3

Maybe not clean with big package and too long argument. But return every file who can be executed.

Know a better way?

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What others think

Ok, we may use our knowledge that mostly executables live in /bin -or- /sbin -or- /usr/bin -or- /usr/sbin and issue simpler:

dpkg -L iptables | grep 'bin/'

this will miss any other location chosen by the package

to place executable in !

Comment by b_t 212 weeks ago

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