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My RPM Notes


Listing installed packages

$ rpm -qa

Listing only the package names

$ rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME}\n"

As you've probably already guessed, it's possible to modify the format of the package listing to whatever you want by putting other expressions in --qf. e.g. to get package names and package versions separated by a space, you'd do:

$ rpm -qa --qf "%{NAME} %{VERSION}\n"

Listing all files of an installed package

$ rpm -ql <package>

Viewing package information

$ rpm -qi <package name without version and arch>

Or you can ask YUM:

$ yum info <package>

Installing a package

# rpm -Uvh package-name-arch-version.rpm

Which package provides a file

$ rpm -qf <file>

You can also query yum:

$ yum whatprovides <file>

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