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The following terms will be useful to you throughout this book and in general when you're talking about Debian.

A file that contains everything needed to install, de-install, and run a particular program. The program that handles packages is dpkg. dselect is a front-end to dpkg. Experienced users often use dpkg to install or remove a package.
Package names.
All package names have the form xxxxxxxxxxx.deb. Sample package names include the following:

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