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littlebigman 03-17-2011 06:12 AM

[Debian/Ubuntu] List files in uninstalled package?

Before installing a package, I want to know which files it contains.

"apt-file list mypackage" list all the files contained by all the packages that have "mypackage" in their name.

Is there a way to only list the files for a specific package and ignore the others?

Thank you.

littlebigman 03-17-2011 06:28 AM

Found a work-around:

# apt-file list mypackage | grep "^mypackage:"

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