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Pack, unpack and provide information about Debian archives. More information:

  • Display information about a package:

dpkg-deb --info {{path/to/file.deb}}

  • Display the package's name and version on one line:

dpkg-deb --show {{path/to/file.deb}}

  • List the package's contents:

dpkg-deb --contents {{path/to/file.deb}}

  • Extract package's contents into a directory:

dpkg-deb --extract {{path/to/file.deb}} {{path/to/directory}}

  • Create a package from a specified directory:

dpkg-deb --build {{path/to/directory}}