To search a file in packages you can use one of two methods
xtools package contains the
xlocate utility that works like
locate(1) but for all files in the void
# xbps-install -Su xtools $ xlocate -S From https://repo.voidlinux.org/xlocate/xlocate + 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 /usr/share/supertux2/sounds/fizz.wav
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)