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Display a list of RPMs installed on a particular date

Terminal - Display a list of RPMs installed on a particular date
rpm -qa --queryformat '%{installtime} \"%{vendor}\" %{name}-%{version}-%{release} %{installtime:date}\n' | grep "Thu 05 Mar"
2009-03-17 13:38:20
User: mpb
Functions: grep rpm
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Display a list of RPMs installed on a particular date

Find out which RPMs were installed on a particular date.

These would (naturally) include update RPMs.

This example shows searching for "Thu 05 Mar" (with grep).

Alternatively, pipe it to less so you can search inside less (with less's neat text highlighting of the search term):

rpm -qa --queryformat '%{installtime} \"%{vendor}\" %{name}-%{version}-%{release} %{installtime:date}\n' | less # (this example) search term: Thu 05 Mar

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What others think

If the goal is just to find which rpms were installed on a particular date it could be done a bit easier with

rpm -qa --last | grep "Tue 24 Mar"

The --last option will list all rpms by %{name}-%{version}-%{release} from newly installed to oldest with the %{installtime:date} date format.

Comment by llama 322 weeks and 2 days ago

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