Ubuntu has a "yum whatprovides" equivalent, but it's somewhat hard to find.
yum whatprovides is a great tool to figure out which package you need to get a certain file. yum whatprovides */dig will let you know that you need the install the bind-utils package to get dig. Ubuntu has the same functionality, but you’ll need to follow a few steps to get there. First, install apt-file apt-get install apt-file Then, update the file cache apt-file update After that, you can search the cache using regexp.
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