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"
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
Sample Output
$ rpm -qa --queryformat '%{installtime}  \"%{vendor}\" %{name}-%{version}-%{release}  %{installtime:date}\n' | grep "Thu 05 Mar"
1236267113  "Mandriva" alsa-plugins-pulse-config-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:53 GMT
1236267115  "Mandriva" libalsa-data-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:55 GMT
1236267116  "Mandriva" libalsa2-devel-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:56 GMT
1236267118  "Mandriva" libalsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:58 GMT
1236267118  "Mandriva" alsa-utils-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:58 GMT
1236267113  "Mandriva" alsa-plugins-doc-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:53 GMT
1236267126  "Mandriva" tomboy-0.12.2-1.1mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:32:06 GMT
1236267114  "Mandriva" libalsa2-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:54 GMT
1236267117  "Mandriva" libalsa-plugins-1.0.18-1.2mdv2009.0  Thu 05 Mar 2009 15:31:57 GMT

By: mpb
2009-03-17 13:38:20

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.
llama · 630 weeks ago

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