Some dpkg useful commands

Below are some useful parameters that can be used with dpkg to work with .deb packages.

$ sudo dpkg –get-selections Lists all installed packages $ sudo dpkg -l true* Lists all packages starting with true $ sudo dpkg -L truecrypt Lists all files installed by truecrypt $ sudo dpkg -i timeout.deb Install the timeout.deb package . . . → Read More: Some dpkg useful commands

Upgrade virtualbox on Ubuntu

If you have installed VirtualBox on Ubuntu 12.04, you can download the latest package from http://www.virtualbox.org.

You can then install it in a terminal window using dpkg. It will be upgraded, if already installed.

$ sudo apt-get upgrade virtualbox*.deb <enter>

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