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Old 03-26-2016, 04:54 AM   #1
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Post A tool like "Windows Sysinternals" for Linux.


Hello.
I use Debian 8 x64 and need a tool like "Windows Sysinternals" for Linux. For example, When I install a program like "Pidgin", I want to know which directories and files after installing "pidgin" is created.

Any idea?

Tnx.
 
Old 03-26-2016, 05:25 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with windows utilities, but for Debian you could use

Code:
dpkg-query -L pidgin
For a package not yet to be installed, you could do

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dpkg-deb -c <package-name.deb>
 
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As well as the above I find the Debian Package Search website handy for things like that, once a package has been found there's a list of files option that will tell you what is put where. As you'll start to discover most packages place files in the same kind of places depending on what kind of file it is.
 
Old 03-30-2016, 09:03 AM   #4
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How about Red Hat and CentOS?
 
Old 03-30-2016, 10:03 AM   #5
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How about Red Hat and CentOS?
you need to install yum-utils
than you can use repoquery

Code:
repoquery --list packagename
gives a list of file to a package
 
Old 03-30-2016, 10:27 AM   #6
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Wouldn't locate also do this?
 
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I don't pay for Red Hat or use CentOS but I would be surprised if they don't provide a similar we-based lookup to Debian also.
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by hack3rcon View Post
I use Debian 8 x64 and need a tool like "Windows Sysinternals" for Linux.
Hi...

Would this program be of help?

Also, for those who aren't aware of Sysinternals, here are a couple websites that might be of help...

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../bb545021.aspx

http://www.howtogeek.com/school/sysi...s-pro/lesson1/

Regards...
 
  


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