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I've tried installing col on Ubuntu Linux:

sudo apt-get install col

but I get the error:

E: Couldn't find package col

What's the best way to install col on Ubuntu?

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The col command is provided by the bsdmainutils package, so:

sudo apt-get install bsdmainutils
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In the future, you can install apt-file to find out what package provides a given file. –  IanNorton Apr 30 '11 at 21:58
    
When I run sudo apt-get install bsdutils it says bsdutils is already the newest version but I still can't use the col command. Are you sure it's part of this package? –  sferik Apr 30 '11 at 22:18
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@sferik Used to be bsdutils. Evidently it changed packages to bsdmainutils. –  arussell84 Apr 30 '11 at 22:26
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