How to determine what pkg a specific file belongs to

Harry Putnam harry.put3 at
Wed Sep 28 05:13:07 UTC 2011

Nils Kassube <kassube at> writes:

> 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.

Nice, thanks

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