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I have some lit files I want to convert from Microsoft reader files to something my other devices can read. My friend says I should have clit, in

$ which clit
/usr/bin/clit

but I cannot find it. I tried locate clit but the results are unrelated. So then I tried sudo apt-get install clit but it says package not found. Is clit a standard package? where can I find it?

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Download Calibre - this will read your LIT format files, and also be able to convert them to other formats.

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you can install the clit program by sudo apt-get install convlit

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The general solution to the question “Which package provides file X?” is to use the in-packages search feature of the official site's Ubuntu Packages Search page.

Scroll down to Search the contents of packages (the second search form on the page — using the first is an easy mistake and will give frustrating results).

Enter your desired filename in the search field and hit Search, and there it is:

Screenshot of the Ubuntu Package Search page results, for a search of package contents containing "clit", showing the convlit package

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    apt-file sometimes can be even better: it has more features and searches all the sources you have enabled in /etc/sources.list, i.e. also third-party sources, which package.ubuntu.com wouldn't search (which is a downside if you don't have all the standard sources enabled, but you can still set apt-file to sync with another custom sources.list which has all of them enabled).
    – kos
    Feb 29, 2016 at 19:12
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    Even more easy way to find out which package in repositories contains your non-existing command is to run it. I entered clit in the terminal and got an answer that it is not installed and I should run sudo apt-get install convlit. Easy, right? This feature is provided by the package command-not-found which exists in Ubuntu right out of the box.
    – whtyger
    Mar 3, 2016 at 11:53

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