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Oct 122010

Displays information about package in Ubuntu


To display the package information about a package, in Ubuntu, type

# apt-cache show curl
Package: curl
Priority: optional
Section: web
Installed-Size: 308
Maintainer: Ubuntu Core Developers 
Original-Maintainer: Domenico Andreoli 
Architecture: amd64
Version: 7.19.5-1ubuntu2
Replaces: curl-ssl
Provides: curl-ssl
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.7), libcurl3 (>= 7.16.2-1), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.4)
Filename: pool/main/c/curl/curl_7.19.5-1ubuntu2_amd64.deb
Size: 197480
MD5sum: 128a19e9ac7be831b7dd1b67b03dd495
SHA1: dcdec0bb1615465b93ee25368007e8613e3d9fe5
SHA256: 57dabdb5bde28c1c5e5ac96e56e95147f97817048c3be0f050f163af9c40473e
Description: Get a file from an HTTP, HTTPS or FTP server
 curl is a client to get files from servers using any of the supported
 protocols. The command is designed to work without user interaction
 or any kind of interactivity.
 curl offers a busload of useful tricks like proxy support, user
 authentication, ftp upload, HTTP post, file transfer resume and more.
Origin: Ubuntu
Task: uec