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;
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$"
Sample Output
/sbin/iptables
/sbin/iptables-save
/sbin/iptables-restore
/sbin/iptables-xml
/sbin/ip6tables
/sbin/ip6tables-save
/sbin/ip6tables-restore

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By: b_t
2010-10-30 14:47:45

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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 !
b_t · 415 weeks and 2 days ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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