Size (in bytes) of all RPM packages installed

echo $((`rpm -qa --queryformat='%{SIZE}+' | sed 's/+$//'`))
This command will output the size of all RPM packages and string them together into one enormous addition command which will be calculated by the echo $(( ))
Sample Output
[root@host_name ~]# echo $((`rpm -qa --queryformat='%{SIZE}+' | sed 's/+$//'`))
1302810116

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By: dimesacks
2011-03-31 21:59:38

What Others Think

OK, we can shorten that. First replace --queryformat with --qf Next reorganise the maths to be 0 +size+size... (that way you don't need sed). echo $((0`rpm -qa --qf='+%{SIZE}'`))
flatcap · 433 weeks and 4 days ago

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