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Find Out Which Package a File Belongs to With DPKG and RPM

In this article I will show you how to find the package belonging to a command (file), for the most popular dpkg and rpm based Linux Distros. Find out which package a file belongs to, in Debian, Ubuntu, Knoppix, Linux

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File extensions in Linux and Unix

On Unix and Linux systems, the file extensions are a matter of convention. They are used to help the user choose a program to read/open the file. A few extension conventions: Usually, the regular files have extensions: file.txt, file.pdf. The

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How to install, upgrade and remove packages with rpm

RPM stands for Red Hat Package Manager. Fedora, openSUSE or Mandrake are all rpm based packages. rpm is used for installing .rpm packages, displaying package info or uninstalling packages. In this article I will show you how to use the

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How to use the yum package manager like a Ninja

Yum (yellowdog update modifier) is the main package manager for Fedora. It downloads the binaries, installs the package and fixes the dependencies. Yum uses rpm (in background) to install packages. 1. How to install packages with yum: yum install packagename

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How to verify if a package is installed in Debian and Fedora

How to find if an application is installed or not in your Linux distro, depends on that distro’s package manager. Find out if an application is installed in Debian with dpkg -l: This also works on Ubuntu/Linux Mint or other

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