Finding the package for a missing command
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Often I’ll be working on systems which are unfamiliar. Perhaps a server using a distro I rarely touch, an SBC with some strange vendor-rolled (Linux) OS, or just an Alpine based Docker image and the only thing I remember is that it’s apk not apt.

Rather than googling for the package name I need to track down and install to get at whatever cli, I came across this very useful site:

Search for any cli command, and it’ll tell me which package to install on every distro, and a quick reminder of the usage. Neat!