apt-file

Search for files in apt packages, including ones not yet installed. More information: <https://manpages.debian.org/latest/apt-file/apt-file.1.html>.

Install

All systems
curl cmd.cat/apt-file.sh
Debian Debian
apt-get install apt-file
Ubuntu
apt-get install apt-file
image/svg+xml Kali Linux
apt-get install apt-file
Windows (WSL2)
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install apt-file
Raspbian
apt-get install apt-file

Search for files in apt packages, including ones not yet installed. More information: <https://manpages.debian.org/latest/apt-file/apt-file.1.html>.

  • Update the metadata database:
    sudo apt update
  • Search for packages that contain the specified file or path:
    apt-file search|find part/of/filename
  • List the contents of a specific package:
    apt-file show|list package_name
  • Search for packages that match the regular expression given in `pattern`:
    apt-file search|find --regexp regular_expression

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