8.2. Packages and Package Groups

8.2.1. Searching Packages

You can search all RPM package names, descriptions and summaries by using the following command:
yum search term
Replace term with a package name you want to search.

Example 8.2. Searching for packages matching a specific string

To list all packages that match vim, gvim, or emacs, type:
~]$ yum search vim gvim emacs
Loaded plugins: langpacks, product-id, search-disabled-repos, subscription-manager
============================= N/S matched: vim ==============================
vim-X11.x86_64 : The VIM version of the vi editor for the X Window System
vim-common.x86_64 : The common files needed by any version of the VIM editor
[output truncated]

============================ N/S matched: emacs =============================
emacs.x86_64 : GNU Emacs text editor
emacs-auctex.noarch : Enhanced TeX modes for Emacs
[output truncated]

  Name and summary matches mostly, use "search all" for everything.
Warning: No matches found for: gvim
The yum search command is useful for searching for packages you do not know the name of, but for which you know a related term. Note that by default, yum search returns matches in package name and summary, which makes the search faster. Use the yum search all command for a more exhaustive but slower search.