Finding files

To search a file in packages you can use one of two methods

The xtools package contains the xlocate utility that works like locate(1) but for all files in the void package repository.

# xbps-install -Su xtools

$ xlocate -S
From +
16d97bfe86...2ad1a4a8d1 master -> master (forced update)
$ xlocate fizz
nim-0.17.0_1 /usr/lib/nim/examples/fizzbuzz.nim ponysay-3.0.2_1
/usr/share/ponysay/ponies/cherryfizzy.pony ->
/usr/share/ponysay/ponies/cherrycola.pony ponysay-3.0.2_1
/usr/share/ponysay/ttyponies/cherryfizzy.pony ->
/usr/share/ponysay/ttyponies/cherrycola.pony supertux2-data-0.5.1_1

It is also possible to use xbps-query to find files, but this is strongly discouraged. It requires xbps-query to download parts of every package to find the file requested. xlocate, on the other hand, is able to query a locally cached index of all files, so no network is required to query for files.

$ xbps-query -Ro /usr/bin/xlocate
xtools-0.46_1: /usr/bin/xlocate (regular file)