which package a file belongs to

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 18 11:31:18 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> frmas wrote:
>> I've tried to optimize that, but I failed. I don't know how to get rid
>> of those little ":" at the end of the name. This is my command line :
>>  dpkg -S /usr/bin/nedit | dpkg -l `awk '{print $1}'`
>> but awk returns "nedit:" ;-(
>> I do not know how to remove those ":".... Francois
> How about this?
> dpkg -S /usr/bin/nedit|dpkg -l $(cut -f1 -d':')

Doesn't work.  But:

  dpkg -l `dpkg -S /usr/bin/nedit|cut -f1 -d':'`


Matt Flaschen

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