rpm --query --filesbypackage [packagename]

List files in an RPM package


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By: wwest4
2009-02-05 19:35:29
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What Others Think

This can be made a bit shorter: rpm -ql [packagename]
markdrago · 484 weeks and 4 days ago
for APT flavor (ie: Debian and Ubuntu): dpkg -L
shavenwarthog · 484 weeks and 4 days ago

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