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It frequently happens that I forget which remote packages contain the files necessary for something to install; I want to be able to search them for these files.

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Try...
yum whatprovides FileName

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Some basic globbing is available, too. e.g. yum provides "*bin/iostat" –  Ben Cotton Jan 4 '11 at 19:22

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