[arch-general] How to find if a file belongs to a installed package?

Hector Martinez-Seara hseara at gmail.com
Sun Nov 20 06:02:04 EST 2011

Why I'm so blind,

On 20 November 2011 12:48, Jakob Gruber <jakob.gruber at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 11/20/2011 11:44 AM, Hector Martinez-Seara wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have been looking but I haven't found a solution to check if a given
>> file in my system belongs to any of my Installed packages.
>> For example, in all my 3 archllinux machine I have a directory named:
>> /usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.3    85Mb
>> I would not expect to have this directory as I'm fully updated and my
>> current libreoffice is 3.4. Accordingly there also exists the
>> directory:
>> /usr/lib/libreoffice/basis3.4        335Mb
>> I'm not an expert in the libreoffice package and therefore blindly
>> removing the first, without knowing if it is really needed or it is
>> just some directory during the updates, makes me feel unconformable.
>> The command in question should be able not only to check repository
>> packages but also locally installed ones although if it is not
>> possible with the first will be enough.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Hector
> That would be pacman -Qo. From the manpage:
> [...]
>       -o, --owns <file>
>           Search for packages that own the specified file(s). The path
> can be relative or absolute and one or more files can be specified.

Hector Martínez-Seara Monné
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