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How do I find out which package owns a file?

How do I find out what Debian package a file came from?

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dpkg -S /path/to/file

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I think you need the dpkg to be dpkg-query. –  A Student at a University Aug 29 '10 at 18:17
I don't think so... –  joschi Sep 11 '10 at 8:53
Both work and both seem to be in the dpkg package... –  Gert van den Berg Mar 26 '13 at 17:42
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user@host:~$ dpkg-query -S /bin/bash 
bash: /bin/bash

Where bash is the package name.

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