which package a file belongs to

Matthew Flaschen matthew.flaschen at gatech.edu
Sun Jan 18 16:41:17 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Matthew Flaschen wrote:
>> Nils Kassube wrote:
>>> dpkg -S /usr/bin/nedit|dpkg -l $(cut -f1 -d':')
>> Doesn't work.  But:
>>   dpkg -l `dpkg -S /usr/bin/nedit|cut -f1 -d':'`
>> would.
> Sorry, I don't understand why it shouldn't work. Here both commands have 
> the same output.

Nothing is being passed to the cut command, so first you get:

cut: -: Input/output error

then dpkg -l gets no other parameters so prints everything.

Note, this is actually tested.

Matt Flaschen

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