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rapt-file - APT package searching utility -- search remotely
rapt-file [ options ] [ action ] [ pattern ]
rapt-file is a command line tool for searching files in packages for the APT package management system. It differs from apt-file in that it works with remote package indices, so it doesn't need to download full Contents files. find Alias for search. list List the contents of a package matching the pattern pattern. This action is very close to the dpkg -L command except the package does not need to be installed or fetched. search Search in which package a file is included. A list of all packages containing the pattern pattern is returned. rapt-file will only search for filenames, not directory names. This is due to the format of the Contents files it searches. show Alias for list.
-a, --architecture architecture Sets architecture to architecture. This option is useful if you search a package for a different architecture from the one installed on your system. It determines how the $ARCH variable in sources.list is expanded (but it does not influence the search in any other way). -l, --package-only Only display package name; do not display file names. -v, --verbose Run rapt-file in verbose mode. -h, --help Display a short help screen.
/etc/apt/sources.list Locations to fetch package contents from. /etc/apt/sources.list.d/ Directory with additional sources.list snippets
rapt-file was written by Enrico Zini <firstname.lastname@example.org>. May 2012 RAPT-FILE(1)