Insight: dpkg Command Tutorial For Beginners With Examples
This tutorial is for you if you are an user on Ubuntu or Debian-based system. dpkg is a tool to deal with Debian packages. It is a built-in command for Debian package management. It let you to install Debian packages in from system. You can also build, remove and manage Debian package.
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dpkg Command Tutorial For Beginners With Examples)
dpkg command syntax
dpkg [options] filename
Let’s go through the some of the example of dpkg command.
Install A Package Using dpkg
Run the following command to install a package using dpkg. Here the option -i initiate the installation procedure.
dpkg -i [package-name]
dpkg -i filename.deb
Remove A Package Using dpkg
Run the following command to remove the already installed package from the system. Option -r removes the package.
dpkg -r [package-name]
dpkg -r filename.deb
To View The Content Of A Package
Run the following command to view the content of a package in your system.
dpkg -c filename.deb
To Check The Location Of Packages Installed
Run the following command to check the location of packages installed in your system.
dpkg -L filename
To Install All Packages From A Directory
Run the following command to install all .deb files from a specific directory.
dpkg -R --install directoryname/
To List All Installed packages
To list out the installed packages in the system, you need to run the following command with -l option.
To Unpack A package Using dpkg
If you want to unpack a package without installing then you need to run the following command.
dpkg --unpack [package-name]
dpkg --unpack filename.deb
Run the following command to configure package which you have already completed the process of unpacking.
dpkg --configure [filename.deb]
To Check If A package Is Installed Or Not
You need to run the following command to check if a package is installed or not
dpkg -s [Package]
dpkg -s filename.deb
To Purge A package
If you want to remove a package completely then you need to run the following command.
dpkg -P [package-name]
dpkg -P filename.deb
To Display dpkg Version
To List Out Available Options Of dpkg Command.