dglob - Expand package names or files matching a pattern
dglob [-a] pattern
dglob [-0] -f pattern
dglob lists packages names matching a pattern. It can also list all the
files they contain. By default dglob only searches installed packages;
the -a switch widens the search (see "OPTIONS"). The list is written to
stdout, one name per line.
grep-dctrl(1) is used to search the list of packages, so you should
refer to its documentation for information on how patterns are matched.
By default, all packages whose name contains the given string will be
matched, but several options are available to modify this behavior (see
If you use dglob with the -f option, all files in the matched packages
are listed instead of their names. Only existing, plain (i.e. no
symlinks, directories or other special ones) files are listed. The
filenames are written to stdout, one file per line. You can use the -0
option to get the filenames separated by ’\0’ instead of a newline.
dglob supports the following options:
-a Search through all available packages, not just installed ones.
-f List all files in the matched packages. This list only installed
(i.e. locally existing) files from installed packages, so using it
together with -a is rather pointless.
-0 When listing files (with -f) use ’\0’ as a separator instead of a
newline. When specified without -f, this options does nothing.
-r, -e, -i, -X, -v
These options are passed directly to grep-dctrl(1) to modify how
the pattern is matched. See grep-dctrl(1).
dpkg(8) status file, which serves as source for the list of
available and installed packages.
Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com>
This manpage was written by Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
COPYRIGHT AND LICENCE
Copyright (C) 2001 Matt Zimmerman <email@example.com>.
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