apt-reverse lists reverse dependencies for a given Debian package, ie. what packages depend on the given one, using the AptPkg Perl interface to the APT database. Other tools can give the same information, but apt-reverse is simple and includes package descriptions to remind you what the depending package is for. Read more (only a little more) in the (5k, html).

apt-reverse is free software (free as in freedom), published under the terms of the GNU General Public License (v3 or up). Download version 5 here, chmod it to executable for use:

apt-reverse (7k, and sig)

Here's some bash tab completions too, for use either standalone, or together with the bash completions project.

apt-reverse.bash (2k, and sig)
Or for ease of install/remove as a .deb, and its source.
apt-reverse_5-0.1_all.deb (9k, and sig)
apt-reverse-5.tar.gz (23k, and sig)
The sig files are Gnu PG ascii armoured signatures, generated from my key.

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