Debian source package name from the binary name

it looks like i forgot all the times how to do that, and apparently i'm not able to use google good enough to find it out quickly, let's write down one way to get the source package name from the binary package name:

dpkg-query -W -f='${source:package}\n' <list of bin pkgs>

(since it accepts a list of packages, you can xargs it).

there are probably another million ways to do that, so dont be shy and comment this post if you want to share your method

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