.deb pakage querys

Ruben Laban r.laban at ism.nl
Thu Mar 20 14:29:16 UTC 2008

On Thursday 20 March 2008, Robert Holtzman wrote:
> In distros using RPM package management a simple "rpm -q <package name>"
> reveals whether a package is installed and what version it is. I've been
> checking man pages for aptitude and apt-get and can't find the same
> capability. Aptitude has an option which gives package information but
> doesn't seem to indicate whether the package is installed. "Aptitude
> search <package name>" seems to show whether the package is installed but
> gives no version information.
> Can someone tell me what I'm missing?

man dpkg

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