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Determine the version of a specific package with RPM

Terminal - Determine the version of a specific package with RPM
rpm -q --qf "%{VERSION}\n" redhat-release
2009-03-25 16:46:14
User: atoponce
Functions: rpm
Determine the version of a specific package with RPM

In this case, I'm getting the package version for 'redhat-release', but of course, this can be applied to any package installed on the filesystem. This is very handy in scripts that need to determine just the version of the package, without the package name and all the sed and grep hackery to get to the data you want. To find out all the support format strings that 'rpm --qf' supports:

rpm --querytags


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rpm is such an unwieldy monster

Comment by linuxrawkstar 340 weeks and 5 days ago

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