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Find out what package some command belongs to (on RPM systems)

Terminal - Find out what package some command belongs to (on RPM systems)
rpm -qif `which more`
2009-02-27 08:59:07
User: alcik
Functions: rpm
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Find out what package some command belongs to (on RPM systems)

Replace 'more' command with any command which is in your PATH.

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What others think

rpm -qif `which more`

bash: rpm: command not found

Comment by TheBunman 391 weeks and 5 days ago

Use of backticks deprecated in favour of $( ).

a) backticks are harder to read

b) $( ) can be nested

More can be done than "which more":

rpm -q --whatprovides /etc/sysconfig/msec

msec-0.50.11-1.1mdv2009.0

Comment by mpb 387 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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