echo $((`rpm -qa --queryformat='%{SIZE}+' | sed 's/+$//'`))

Size (in bytes) of all RPM packages installed

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

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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 · 373 weeks ago

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