Ubuntu package commands

Because Ubuntu has a mix of utilities to manage packages I constantly seem to be forgetting the options I need when I go to do basic package management. Mostly for my sake are the ones I use most regularly:

List installed packages:

List names of available packages (including those not installed):

Tell what package owns what file:

List files in a given package:

Force a package reinstall:

Show general package information:

Show package dependency information:


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