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dpkg -L lists all the files provided by a package. How is this accomplished with yum?

The operating system is Scientific Linux 6.

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This functionality is provided by rpm, not yum:

rpm -ql [packagename]

From the documentation:

The general form of an rpm query command is

 rpm {-q | --query} [PACKAGE_NAME] [query-options]

Information selection options:

 -l, --list
     List files in package.
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@catpants: More generally, yum is to apt-get, as rpm is to dpkg. –  Sirex Dec 18 '12 at 20:34
    
Perfect, thanks for the help! –  cat pants Dec 18 '12 at 20:35

rpm -ql packagename is roughly equivalent.

You should think of yum as similar to apt-get and rpm as roughly equivalent to dpkg. yum deals with packages in terms of repositories, and rpm deals with individual packages.

Ubuntu actually provides a cheat sheet on similar actions:

Switching between RedHat and Ubuntu

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Awesome, thank you! –  cat pants Dec 18 '12 at 20:36

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