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I installed a package with apt-get, and now I need to locate where these files have been placed.

I tried:

sudo apt-cache show <package>

and,

sudo find / -name <package>

but it did not reveal anything useful.

Whats a good command or method to find the files belonging to a specific package I installed? I'm using Ubuntu 10.x.

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dpkg -L package_name lists all files belonging to a package package_name

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Incidentally, Debian also provides apt-file which can do the same as dpkg -L for remote files.

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