How to find a file inside a package?!

Mario Vukelic mario.vukelic at
Fri Nov 10 11:56:02 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-11-10 at 18:31 +0700, Ali Milis wrote:
> Is there anyway to find  the package of a filename THAT IS NOT
> installed? A couple of days ago, I was looking for "lockfile".
> Fortunately, I recall that "procmail" provides "lockfile".
> But what if I totally forgot? Is there anyway to find it? 

Either use and scroll down to "Search the
contents of packages", or use apt-file and see

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