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       what-provides - determine what package provides a binary in your path


       what-provides SOME_BINARY [SOME_OTHER_BINARY ...]


       what-provides(1)  is  a  simple  program  that  determines what package
       provides a specified binary that is in your path.

       It's a simple alias for dpkg(1) -S $(which(1) "$i").


        $ what-provides cat
        coreutils: /bin/cat


       dpkg(1), which(1)


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