How to find out which package a file belongs to in Debian Mint Ubuntu Linux

To find which package a file is from just pass it the path to the file in question, whether it's a config file or binary, you'll find your answer (assuming it does belong to a package of course).

Just use dpkg -S /path/to/yourfile

How To Find Which Package The File Belongs To in Debian Mint Ubuntu Linux

eg.

dpkg -S /usr/bin/xed
xed: /usr/bin/xed

dpkg -S /etc/pam.conf
libpam-runtime: /etc/pam.conf

 


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