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I've come from Fedora and am trying out Arch Linux.

I was wondering if the packager 'pacman' contains funcionality like that provided by 'yum whatprovides':

provides or whatprovides
              Is  used  to  find out which package provides some feature or file. Just use a specific name or a file-
              glob-syntax wildcards to list the packages available or installed that provide that feature or file.
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I believe pkgfile or pkgfile -s are what you're looking for. For further reference I will direct you to here. The link will show you what other commands you might need a translation for. I hope it helps.

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and for local installed packages should be pkgfile -U –  dag729 Jan 14 '10 at 17:10

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