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I can't find the dig command on my new CentOS 6 installation. I've tried yum install dig but it say it cannot find the package.

How do I install dig on CentOS 6?

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The dig command is a part of the BIND utilities so you need to install them. To install the BIND utilities, type the following:

[root@localhost ~]# yum install bind-utils
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You have already provided the specific answer, but if you are looking for other executables or files to see what package they are installed with, utilize yum whatprovides *relative/path/to/file*, for example:

$ yum whatprovides '*bin/dig'

32:bind-utils-9.8.2-0.17.rc1.el6_4.6.x86_64 : Utilities for querying DNS name servers
Repo        : base
Matched from:
Filename    : /usr/bin/dig
...

From man yum:

   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  pack-
          ages available or installed that provide that feature or file.
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