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Old 07-13-2004, 03:58 AM   #1
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how to find all files and programs in a package (RPM)

Is there any program that shows a list of files installed by an RPM AFTER the package has been installed.

On SUSE YAST displays the files BEFORE you install the product / package but after installation that menu doesn't exist any more.

There used to be a package on KDE called KPACKAGE which could show these files but that seems to have gone.

If there's no graphical option can I get this from the command line on a console.

( I've installed something and need to find the .cnf file for the product -- but I can't find the libraries or know what it's called -- and I don't want to do a global search on *.cnf.

I'm surprised YAST doesn't give you the info especially as you can display it BEFORE the package / RPM is installed).

Another reason I'd like this is to be able to extract the data and put it into a spreadsheet so I know exactly what's on the system.

Old 07-13-2004, 05:16 AM   #2
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You can get the whole list with...

$ rpm -q --filesbypkg package_name

Or, search the list with...

$ rpm -q --filesbypkg package_name | grep .cnf

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