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

How do I install dig on CentOS?

3 Answers 3


The DIG tool is part of the BIND Utilities so you need to install them. To install the BIND Utilities, type the following:

$ dnf install bind-utils

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.
  • 2
    Thanks, putting it all together: yum install bind-utils
    – imriss
    Mar 21, 2020 at 12:10

On legacy systems you'll have to use yum instead:

$ yum install bind-utils
  • 2
    Confirmed this also works in Amazon Linux 2
    – fusion27
    Dec 3, 2021 at 17:25

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