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Mon Jan 15 03:36:15 UTC 2007
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Allegedly, on Sun, Jan 14, 2007 at 08:47:32PM -0500, Andrew Hunter stated:
> On Sunday 14 January 2007 19:27, Don and/or Mila Trombley wrote:
> > R. Wood wrote:
> > > Allegedly, on Sun, Jan 14, 2007, Don and/or Mila Trombley stated:
> > > > In Xubuntu 6.1, there is a file called anthy,and am wonderring
> > > > as to what it is, function, and/or purpose?
> > >
> > > Type this at a prompt:
> > > apt-cache show anthy
> > >
> > > HTH,
> > > Raymond
> > Thanks. I wonder if the same command sequence would work for all
> > files, and/or commands? It seems to be very infoormative :-P !
> apt-cache does not work for all _files_, but for any package (and all
> the files installed by Xubuntu are packaged.
Keyword searches of package descriptions can be done also, e.g.:
apt-cache search anthy
To list available packages, I also often do:
dpkg -l anthy
dpkg -l anthy*
dpkg -l *anthy*
To list the files a package contains:
dpkg -L thepackagename
To find out what package a file belongs to:
dpkg -S /path/to/filename
I use these commands all the time, in both Ubuntu and Debian.
> If it is a command from the comand line, man <the command> usually has
> very useful information.
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