Create a file list of all package files installed on your Red-Hat-like system for easy grepping

for i in `rpm -qva | sort ` ; do ; echo "===== $i =====" ; rpm -qvl $i ; done > /tmp/pkgdetails
This will create the file /tmp/pkgdetails, which will contain a listing of all the files installed on your RPM-based system (RedHat, Fedora, CentOS, etc). Useful should the RPM system/database become corrupted to find which package installed which files.

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By: tkunz
2009-07-14 20:34:55

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What Others Think

Quite interesting, but there's a typo. There shouldn't be a ";" between "do" and "echo".
flatcap · 466 weeks and 2 days ago
on debian/ubuntu: dpkg --get-selections > my_packages
bwoodacre · 466 weeks and 1 day ago
IMHO: apostrophes ? are annoying when copy pasting commands... I prefer using $(foo) structure: for i in $(rpm -qva | sort) ; do echo "===== $i =====" ; rpm -qvl $i ; done > /tmp/pkgdetails
totala · 273 weeks and 2 days ago

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