How to determine what pkg a specific file belongs to

Nils Kassube kassube at
Wed Sep 28 04:18:52 UTC 2011

Harry Putnam wrote:
> How does one find which pkg a specific file belongs too, even when
> that file is not present?
> I seem to recall there being something with apt-get but not finding
> it at man apt-get just now.

There is a package apt-file which is what you're looking for.


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