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:
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 emacsLoaded 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
yum searchcommand 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 searchreturns matches in package name and summary, which makes the search faster. Use the
yum search allcommand for a more exhaustive but slower search.