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

rpm -qif `which more`
Replace 'more' command with any command which is in your PATH.
Sample Output
Name        : util-linux-ng                Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version     : 2.13.1                            Vendor: Fedora Project
Release     : 2.fc8                         Build Date: wto, 22 kwi 2008, 22:24:21
Install Date: pon, 5 maj 2008, 14:11:10      Build Host:
Group       : System Environment/Base       Source RPM: util-linux-ng-2.13.1-2.fc8.src.rpm
Size        : 5028446                          License: GPLv2 and GPLv2+ and BSD with advertising and Public Domain
Signature   : DSA/SHA1, pon, 28 kwi 2008, 21:31:42, Key ID b44269d04f2a6fd2
Packager    : Fedora Project
URL         :
Summary     : A collection of basic system utilities
Description :
The util-linux-ng package contains a large variety of low-level system
utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function. Among
others, Util-linux contains the fdisk configuration tool and the login

By: alcik
2009-02-27 08:59:07

What Others Think

rpm -qif `which more` bash: rpm: command not found
TheBunman · 660 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
mpb · 657 weeks ago

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