Find Package Name using repoquery
Here comes a very simple but really time saving tip related to yum.
I know we all have very sharp memories, but sometimes we can forget the package name associated with a particular Linux command or utility. We had learned about so many command during our RHCE Training or RHCSS Training.
Like I can forget which package need to be installed to use partprobe command.
Before you can do google. You can use the yum-utils for a much faster solution.
Steps involved are very simple.
Step #1. Install the yum-utils package either using rpm or yum.
Step #2. Use the repoquery command to search for the package name responsible for giving you the utility.
Like for searching the package name for partprobe, I can use –
repoquery -f */partprobe
Here is a simple illustration from my machine.
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