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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. It's the same in Debian.

Install it with:

apt-get install -y dnsutils

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

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  • for info : apt-file -x find .*/dig$ because I tried apt-file find dig but got thousands of res. Then I tried harder when I saw your comment ^^
    – Boop
    Oct 14 '18 at 20:08

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