Debian package (
.deb) is an archive file that contains files such as executable files, documentation, configuration files, libraries, etc. The files are associated with an application which can be installed on the system. This tutorial demonstrates how to view Debian package information on Ubuntu.
Download Debian package for testing:
wget -qO ddosify.deb https://github.com/ddosify/ddosify/releases/latest/download/ddosify_amd64.deb
dpkg command with
-I option to view Debian package information such as package size, version, architecture, description, and more.
dpkg-deb -I ddosify.deb
dpkg -I ddosify.deb
new Debian package, version 2.0. size 2727442 bytes: control archive=384 bytes. 1 bytes, 0 lines conffiles 240 bytes, 9 lines control 52 bytes, 1 lines md5sums Package: ddosify Version: 0.8.3 Section: Priority: optional Architecture: amd64 ...