finding which package should I install in ubuntu/kubuntu

Sometimes, in installing some software from the source, it requires certain file or packages. If you know the package, it is pretty simple in ubuntu, simply type “sudo apt-get install “. But what if you don’t know and you only know xxx.h is required. To find the package, you can use apt-file. To install this,

sudo apt-get install apt-file

Then, to search which package contains xxx.h, simply type

apt-file search xxx.h

apt-file can even list down where this file will be installed,

apt-file list xxx.h

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