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Which package should I install to get the xman command?

asked 2018-08-22 17:43:26 -0600

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Which package should I install to get the xman command?

TIA Roberto

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answered 2018-08-22 22:13:15 -0600

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updated 2018-08-22 22:36:39 -0600

Puh, Xman is pretty old, not sure it still exists. It used to be part of xorg-x11-apps or x11-apps but looking at the content of that package it does not seem to be anymore.

There are other solutions as well, not sure if you are aware of them and if any of those suits your needs:

  1. Online Manuals:

    can be found online on sites like,, and

  2. Help Browser yelp: Syntax would be yelp man:<command>, Example: yelp man:ls

  3. Open man pages as HTML in your browser: open any man page in a browser using the following: man --html=firefox <command>, Example: man --html=firefox dnf

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BTW, a good command to find out from which package a command is coming from is dnf whatprovides ..., in your case dnf whatprovides xman

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-08-22 22:38:49 -0600 )edit

Is that an undocumented alias for dnf provides xman?

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-08-23 01:00:56 -0600 )edit

The solutions you provided me are a great alternative to xman, I thank you. Roberto

rmc gravatar imagermc ( 2018-08-23 01:43:26 -0600 )edit

@villykruse: You are right, the correct (and documented) command) is dnf provides. Maybe it used to be whatprovides, I don't actually know why I had that in my mind.

(It is a document special option for dnf repoquery as well, --whatprovides)

florian gravatar imageflorian ( 2018-08-23 09:01:32 -0600 )edit

whatprovides is more descriptive of what it does, though. Also, dnf --repoquery --provides does something totally different:

villykruse gravatar imagevillykruse ( 2018-08-23 09:20:02 -0600 )edit

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