HowTo: RPM List Files

by on March 11, 2010 · 3 comments· LAST UPDATED March 11, 2010

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How do I list file stored inside a rpm file?

You need to use the rpm command as follows:

rpm command example

The syntax is as follows for .rpm file:
# rpm -qpl file.rpm
In this example, list rpm files stored inside httpd-2.2.3-31.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm, enter:
# rpm -qlp httpd-2.2.3-31.el5_4.2.x86_64.rpm
Sample outputs:

/etc/httpd
/etc/httpd/conf
/etc/httpd/conf.d
/etc/httpd/conf.d/README
/etc/httpd/conf.d/proxy_ajp.conf
/etc/httpd/conf.d/welcome.conf
/etc/httpd/conf/httpd.conf
/etc/httpd/conf/magic
/etc/httpd/logs
/etc/httpd/modules
/etc/httpd/run
/etc/logrotate.d/httpd
....
..
..
/var/www/icons/uu.png
/var/www/icons/uuencoded.gif
/var/www/icons/uuencoded.png
/var/www/icons/world1.gif
/var/www/icons/world1.png
/var/www/icons/world2.gif
/var/www/icons/world2.png

How Do I List Files For Installed Package?

You need to use rpm command as follows:
# rpm -ql packageName
# rpm -ql samba
# rpm -ql httpd

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1 Prabhjot Singh March 12, 2010 at 3:18 pm

You can also use
#less
to list its content………

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2 Prabhjot Singh March 12, 2010 at 3:19 pm

#less abc.rpm

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3 SANJAY VERMA SWAPNIL SACHIN June 14, 2011 at 6:12 pm

We found a lot help from this .
Thanks and keep this up

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