list file for package missing final newline

Peter Garrett peter.garrett at
Sat Jan 13 05:18:59 UTC 2007

On Fri, 12 Jan 2007 12:18:27 -0300
Fernan Aguero <fernan.aguero at> wrote:

> You can unpack a .deb like this:
>   ar -x package.deb

You can also do for example

dpkg -x package.deb /destination/directory

that's probably why the "Debian Gods" decided it wasn't necessary to
identify the archive type explicitly, although I would have thought

file package.deb

would be more informative than it actually is!


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