Making friends with apt-*
I'm trying to learn more about apt-get and its compadres. Here's today's gem.
The problem: "Hmm, I wonder which package provides that
pdfnup thingie I use at work."
apt-file lets you search the contents of packages, whether they're installed or not. Let's install it and give it a shot:
$ sudo apt-get install apt-file $ sudo apt-file update $ apt-file search bin/pdfnup pdfjam: usr/bin/pdfnup
And there you go. Now the pdfnup utility is just a
sudo apt-get install pdfjam away.