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I've tried installing dig on Debian, but the apt-get utility doesn't seem to know what it is.

Is it part of some larger set of packages? Where can I find this?

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On Ubuntu it's in dnsutils. I assume it's the same in Debian.

apt-file lets you search for files in packages even if they aren't installed.

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yup, it's in the dnsutils package. –  quack quixote May 15 '10 at 23:45

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