List only executables installed by a debian package

find $(dpkg -L iptables) -maxdepth 0 -executable -type f
Maybe not clean with big package and too long argument. But return every file who can be executed.

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By: Juluan
2010-10-30 15:36:32

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This has some non-trivial issues with files/directories with spaces in names.
depesz · 398 weeks and 6 days ago
What debian package do you know with spaces in filenames ?? I don't know any.
dooblem · 398 weeks and 5 days ago
I often use: dpkg -L iptables | grep "bin/" or: dpkg -L iptables | egrep "/s?bin/"
dooblem · 398 weeks and 5 days ago
@dooblem: sauerbraten-data, skype and some ttf fonts.
depesz · 398 weeks and 5 days ago

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