Search for files in rpm repositorys. (Mandriva linux)

urpmf lib/blah
Look for an rpm that supplies a specific file that you don't yet have installed. extremely useful when you need something and don't know where it is.. or what its called. note: uses grep like syntax.
Sample Output
$ urpmf lib/libXvMCW.so.1
libxvmc1:/usr/lib/libXvMCW.so.1
libxvmc1:/usr/lib/libXvMCW.so.1.0.0

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By: ender_x
2009-03-03 16:21:52

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What Others Think

This is a SUSE-specific command. Would be worth noting in the summary.
atoponce · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
Sorry! fixed.
ender_x · 475 weeks and 4 days ago

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