command line: what files does a package install?

David Abrahams dave at
Mon Sep 25 12:56:24 UTC 2006

Paul Dwerryhouse <paul at> writes:

> On Sun, Sep 24, 2006 at 09:43:40PM -0400, David Abrahams wrote:
>> In Synaptic, I can ask for the "Properties" of any installed package,
>> and there's a tab called "Installed files" that will tell me which
>> files are part of that package.  Is there a way to get the same
>> information from the command-line?
> Yep:
> 	dpkg -L pkgname

Thanks, Paul.  That's gonna save me hours!

Dave Abrahams
Boost Consulting

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