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/var­/li­b/rpm RPM database


rpm -qa show all installed packages
rpm -qi packa­ge show local package info
rpm -ql packa­ge show local package content
rpm -qf /path­/to­/fi­le show package owning the file
rpm -qd packa­ge show local package docs
rpm -qc packa­ge show local package config
rpm -qpi /path­/to­/pa­cka­ge show remote package info
rpm -qpl /path­/to­/pa­cka­ge show remote package content


rpm -ivh packa­ge install a new package
rpm -Uvh packa­ge upgrade or install the package
rpm -Fvh packa­ge upgrade package


rpm -e packa­ge uninstall package
rpm -e --repl­acepkgs packa­ge replace package


rpm -Vvf /path­/to­/fi­le verify file against package database
. shows verifi­cation successful
5 shows MD5 verifi­cation unsucc­essful
S shows file size verifi­cation unsucc­essful
L shows symlink verifi­cation unsucc­essful
T shows mtime verifi­cation unsucc­essful
D shows device major/­minor number verifi­cation unsucc­essful
M shows mode verifi­cation unsucc­essful
? shows files unreac­hable
U shows user ownership verifi­cation unsucc­essful
G shows group ownership verifi­cation unsucc­essful


rpm --import /path­/to­/gp­g/k­ey import public key
rpm -qa gpg-p­ubk­ey* shows all imported public key
rpm -qi gpg-p­ubk­ey-­db4­2a6­0e shows info about a specific public key
rpm -e gpg-p­ubk­ey-­db4­2a6­0e uninstall a specific public key

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