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February 13th, 2009, 10:22 PM
You know how when you go into synaptic, you can check exactly which files a package has installed on your computer? I'm wondering how it's possible to see that from the terminal. I know I could just open synaptic and have a look there but I'm rather fond of my terminal. :)


February 13th, 2009, 10:54 PM
This uses the "dpkg - package manager". Use the command:

dpkg -L wireless-tools
to view installed files. Use:

dpkg -s wireless-tools
To see the status and dependencies of the installed package.

dpkg -l | grep ii
Will give you a list of installed packages.

See "man dpkg" for more information......