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dpkg-deb

 
Pack, unpack and provide information about Debian archives. More information: https://manpages.debian.org/latest/dpkg/dpkg-deb.html.
 
  • Display information about a package:
     
    dpkg-deb --info {{path/to/file.deb}}
     
  • Display the package's name and version on one line:
     
    dpkg-deb --show {{path/to/file.deb}}
     
  • List the package's contents:
     
    dpkg-deb --contents {{path/to/file.deb}}
     
  • Extract package's contents into a directory:
     
    dpkg-deb --extract {{path/to/file.deb}} {{path/to/directory}}
     
  • Create a package from a specified directory:
     
    dpkg-deb --build {{path/to/directory}}

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