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pkgfile

Tool for searching files from packages in the official repositories on arch-based systems. See also pacman files, describing the usage of pacman --files. More information: https://man.archlinux.org/man/extra/pkgfile/pkgfile.1.

  • Synchronize the pkgfile database:

sudo pkgfile --update

  • Search for a package that owns a specific file:

pkgfile {{filename}}

  • List all files provided by a package:

pkgfile --list {{package_name}}

  • List only files provided by a package located within the bin or sbin directory:

pkgfile --list --binaries {{package_name}}

  • Search for a package that owns a specific file using case insensitive matching:

pkgfile --ignorecase {{filename}}

  • Search for a package that owns a specific file in the bin or sbin directory:

pkgfile --binaries {{filename}}

  • Search for a package that owns a specific file, displaying the package version:

pkgfile --verbose {{filename}}

  • Search for a package that owns a specific file in a specific repository:

pkgfile --repo {{repository_name}} {{filename}}