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I ran the following command successfully

dpkg -i library.deb

Where can I find where this file was installed?

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migrated from Jun 10 '11 at 5:50

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If you are asking where the deb package goes: /var/cache/apt/archives.

If you are asking where the files in the deb package get installed to, then do dpkg -L library.deb

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That's right. dpkg -L shows the list of files if the package is installed. To examinate it before install use dpkg --contents library.deb – andrade Jan 31 '13 at 19:01
dpkg -L library

(Although, since this isn't a programming related question, it should go on or instead of here.)

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