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 ====== Find packages with filenames ====== ====== Find packages with filenames ======
-Sometimes there is a situation where you want to know which files are included in a package. Otherwise you can search for a packagename and you have only a filename (e. g. while the installation of software finding dependencies).+Sometimes you want to know which files are included in a package. At other times you want to search for a package containing a file and you only have a filename (e.g. when the installation of software requires dependencies).
  
 The solution is simple. The solution is simple.
  
 ===== Online ===== ===== Online =====
-Online is the site [[http://packages.slackware.com]]. You can search in this database.+Online is the site [[http://packages.slackware.com]]. You can search in this official database. Or you can search in an unofficial one: [[http://slakfinder.org/]].
  
 ===== Offline ===== ===== Offline =====
-On the installation medium of slackware is a file named ''/slackware/MANIFEST.bz2''+On the Slackware installation medium is a file named ''/slackware/MANIFEST.bz2''
-This packed file contains a list of packages and the corresponding files. Copy it to a location of your choice and unpack it with+This compressed file contains a list of packages and the corresponding files. Copy it to a location of your choice and unpack it with
 <code> <code>
 user@computer:~$ bzip2 -d MANIFEST.bz2 user@computer:~$ bzip2 -d MANIFEST.bz2
 </code> </code>
-Now you can search in this textfile for the wanted information.+Now you can search in the resulting text file for the wanted information.
  
 ====== Sources ====== ====== Sources ======

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