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    how to get information about an application installation

    New to Linux. When I install an application with apt-get, I'd like to print to a text file the installation details, namely, the locations where the application's files are stored. I didn't see anything in the apt-get man page which said how to do it. If it can't (easily) be done at installation, is there an easy way to aggregate that data after the fact? Some applications provide it in the about section but some do not.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: how to get information about an application installation

    Code:
    dpkg -L <package>
    To find which package a particular file belongs to you can do:
    Code:
    dpkg -S <filename>
    Cheesemill

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    Re: how to get information about an application installation

    Perfect. Thank you so much.

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