List files in an RPM package

Posted June 7, 2006 by Quinn McHenry in Linux

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RPM is a popular software packaging format. Originally named as Red Hat Package Manager as it was developed by Red Hat for their linux distribution. Since then it has been ported to more that 20 operating systems. If you have an RPM file, the only way to get its contents out is to use the rpm utility. This recipe describes how to list the files contained in an RPM. To be honest, I don’t do this often enough to remember the simple command and always have to go through the really big man page to figure it out again.

To list the contents of the RPM techrx.rpm use this command:

rpm -qlp techrx.rpm


About Quinn McHenry

Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.
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