Find the Ubuntu Apt Package a Command Belongs To

Published October 18, 2014 • Updated January 10, 2019


While working on Ubuntu Server 14.04, I needed to install the innobackupex command, but simply running sudo apt-get install innobackupex did nothing. I tried running apt-cache search innobackupex, but nothing was returned. This was another case of a command belonging to an apt package that did not use the same name.

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