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Search through all installed packages names (on RPM systems)

Terminal - Search through all installed packages names (on RPM systems)
rpm -qa \*code\*
2009-03-11 21:16:23
User: alcik
Functions: rpm
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Search through all installed packages names (on RPM systems)

You can use wildcard with rpm search but you have to do 2 things:

1. use "-a" switch (means "all") with query ("-q") switch - argument is a pattern to use while searching for package names of all installed packages

2. protect wildcards, so that shell could not eat them - escape it with backslash ("\") or enclose all pattern between apostrophes ("'"):

rpm -qa 'co*de'

As you can see above it is possible to insert wildcards into middle of the pattern.

If you want, you can add "-i" or another rpm query options, "-i" will print package information for all installed packages matching pattern.

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Ahh. Finally someone gets 'rpm -q'. I can't tell you how tired I am of seeing 'rpm -qa | grep foo'.

Comment by atoponce 393 weeks and 3 days ago

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