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dpkg command

Question: How do I view or extract the files that are bundled inside the packages of various operating system. For example, I would like to know how to view (and extract) the content of a rpm, or deb, or depot, or msi file. Answer: You can use tools like rpm, rpm2cpio, ar, dpkg, tar, swlist, [...]


Debian based systems (including Ubuntu) uses apt-* commands for managing packages from the command line. In this article, using Apache 2 installation as an example, let us review how to use apt-* commands to view, install, remove, or upgrade packages. If you are installing Apache 2, you may guess that the package name is apache2.  [...]