Fast alternative to yum whatprovides

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If yum whatprovides /path/to/file is slow for you, try a faster alternative:

rpm -q --whatprovides /path/to/file

For example:

$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/bin/clibrary
speech-dispatcher-0.7.1-5.fc15.x86_64

rpm is quite fast and yum is too slow. Get back to basics!