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rpm command cheat sheet for Linux

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rpm command cheat sheet for Linux

rpm is a powerful Package Manager for Red Hat, Suse and Fedora Linux. It can be used to build, install, query, verify, update, and remove/erase individual software packages. A Package consists of an archive of files, and package information, including name, version, and description:

SyntaxDescriptionExample(s)
rpm -ivh {rpm-file}Install the packagerpm -ivh mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -ivh –test mozilla-mail-1.7.5-17.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh {rpm-file}Upgrade packagerpm -Uvh mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -Uvh –test mozilla-mail-1.7.6-12.i586.rpm
rpm -ev {package}Erase/remove/ an installed packagerpm -ev mozilla-mail
rpm -ev –nodeps {package}Erase/remove/ an installed package without checking for dependenciesrpm -ev –nodeps mozilla-mail
rpm -qaDisplay list all installed packagesrpm -qa
rpm -qa | less
rpm -qi {package}Display installed information along with package version and short descriptionrpm -qi mozilla-mail
rpm -qf {/path/to/file}Find out what package a file belongs to i.e. find what package owns the filerpm -qf /etc/passwd
rpm -qf /bin/bash
rpm -qc {pacakge-name}Display list of configuration file(s) for a packagerpm -qc httpd
rpm -qcf {/path/to/file}Display list of configuration files for a commandrpm -qcf /usr/X11R6/bin/xeyes
rpm -qa –lastDisplay list of all recently installed RPMsrpm -qa –last
rpm -qa –last | less
rpm -qpR {.rpm-file}
rpm -qR {package}
Find out what dependencies a rpm file hasrpm -qpR mediawiki-1.4rc1-4.i586.rpm
rpm -qR bash
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