Every once in a while I need to know which files were installed as part of a given package of a dpkg-based distro such as Debian, Ubuntu, etc.
Here is how:
$ dpkg-query --listfiles <package-name>
gmacario@dc7600-gm:~$ dpkg-query --listfiles lxc-docker /. /usr /usr/share /usr/share/doc /usr/share/doc/lxc-docker /usr/share/doc/lxc-docker/changelog.Debian.gz gmacario@dc7600-gm:~$
or the other way round, i.e. finding out which Ubuntu package has installed some file in my filesystem.
$ dpkg-query --search <filename>
gmacario@dc7600-gm:~$ dpkg-query --search /bin/ls coreutils: /bin/ls gmacario@dc7600-gm:~$