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Debian package manager. Some subcommands such as dpkg deb have their own usage documentation. For equivalent commands in other package managers, see More information:

  • Install a package:

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

  • Remove a package:

dpkg -r {{package}}

  • List installed packages:

dpkg -l {{pattern}}

  • List a package's contents:

dpkg -L {{package}}

  • List contents of a local package file:

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

  • Find out which package owns a file:

dpkg -S {{path/to/file}}