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Old 13th September 2017, 12:31 AM
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Does dnf support wildcards like yum did?

In olden times, I could use wildcards with yum, like so:

yum list gimp*

And I'd get a nice long list of all the packages that started with gimp. I've noticed that doesn't work with dnf. Is there some other syntax I need to use or do wildcards just not work anymore?

For example

dnf list gimp*
Error: No matching Packages to list

dnf list gim*
Error: No matching Packages to list

But I know the packages are there because:

dnf list gimp
Available Packages
gimp.x86_64 2:2.8.22-2.fc26 fedora

dnf list gimp-devel
Available Packages
gimp-devel.x86_64 2:2.8.22-2.fc26 fedora
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Old 13th September 2017, 01:05 AM
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Re: Does dnf support wildcards like yum did?

Sure but the issue is that "dnf list gimp*" actually expands to any file in the current directory that "globs" to gimp*. Frequently the glob will not find a match (that is, no file in your directory started with "gimp"), in that case 'gimp*' collapses to "gimp" and then that is passed to "dnf list". In that case, "dnf list gimp" is run and you get back this:
Quote:
Available Packages
gimp.x86_64 2:2.8.22-2.fc26 fedora
So try this:

Code:
dnf list gimp\*
or single tick
Code:
dnf list 'gimp*'
the backslash or single quotes forces the shell to escape the glob process and just runs 'dnf list gimp*"
which gets the result I really think you want:

Code:
gimp.x86_64                            2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-data-extras.noarch                2.0.2-15.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-dbp.x86_64                        1.1.9-11.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-dds-plugin.x86_64                 3.0.1-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-devel.i686                        2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-devel.x86_64                      2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-devel-tools.x86_64                2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-elsamuko.noarch                   26-3.fc26                         fedora 
gimp-focusblur-plugin.x86_64           3.2.6-2.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-fourier-plugin.x86_64             0.4.1-13.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-gap.x86_64                        2.7.0-15.GITe75bd46.fc26          fedora 
gimp-help.noarch                       2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-ca.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-da.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-de.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-el.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-en_GB.noarch                 2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-es.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-fr.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-it.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-ja.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-ko.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-nl.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-nn.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-pt_BR.noarch                 2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-ru.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-sl.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-sv.noarch                    2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-help-zh_CN.noarch                 2.8.2-6.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-high-pass-filter.noarch           1.2-7.fc26                        fedora 
gimp-layer-via-copy-cut.x86_64         1.6-5.fc26                        fedora 
gimp-lensfun.x86_64                    0.2.4-4.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-libs.i686                         2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-libs.x86_64                       2:2.8.22-2.fc26                   fedora 
gimp-lqr-plugin.x86_64                 0.7.2-7.fc26                      fedora 
gimp-luminosity-masks.noarch           0-3.fc26                          updates
gimp-normalmap.x86_64                  1.2.3-14.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-paint-studio.noarch               2.0-12.fc26                       fedora 
gimp-resynthesizer.x86_64              2.0-6.20160601git787ee5a.fc26     fedora 
gimp-save-for-web.x86_64               0.29.3-2.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-separate+.x86_64                  0.5.8-17.fc26                     fedora 
gimp-wavelet-decompose.noarch          0-1.fc26                          fedora 
gimp-wavelet-denoise-plugin.x86_64     0.3.1-10.fc26                     fedora 
gimpfx-foundry.noarch                  2.6.1-6.fc26                      fedora
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Old 13th September 2017, 01:20 AM
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Re: Does dnf support wildcards like yum did?

Thanks! That worked. And, you're correct, the problem turned out to be that there was a file in the current directory whose name started with 'gimp'. I did a cd to another directory with no files by that name and "dnf list gimp*" worked fine. But in the directory with a file starting with gimp, I had to use the single quotes. Weird, I've used RedHat and Fedora for years and never run into that before. If yum had the same behavior I guess I just never happened to use a wildcard search in a directory that had a similarly named file...
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Old 13th September 2017, 01:58 PM
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Re: Does dnf support wildcards like yum did?

dnf {what}provides
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Old 13th September 2017, 05:02 PM
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Re: Does dnf support wildcards like yum did?

Quote:
Originally Posted by dodona View Post
dnf {what}provides
Thanks, but not what I'm looking for. That tells me what RPM package provides a particular file which is not what I'm trying to find out. I'm trying to use wildcards with dnf to get list of all packages whose names start with a particular character string. Marko's answer solved the problem, I just needed to put single quotes around the argument.
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