8.2.2. Listing Packages

yum list and related commands provide information about packages, package groups, and repositories.
All of Yum's list commands allow you to filter the results by appending one or more glob expressions as arguments. Glob expressions are normal strings of characters which contain one or more of the wildcard characters * (which expands to match any character multiple times) and ? (which expands to match any one character).

Note

Be careful to escape the glob expressions when passing them as arguments to a yum command, otherwise the Bash shell will interpret these expressions as pathname expansions, and potentially pass all files in the current directory that match the globs to yum. To make sure the glob expressions are passed to yum as intended, either:
  • escape the wildcard characters by preceding them with a backslash character
  • double-quote or single-quote the entire glob expression.
yum list glob_expression
Lists information on installed and available packages matching all glob expressions.

Example 8.3. Listing all ABRT add-ons and plug-ins using glob expressions

Packages with various ABRT add-ons and plug-ins either begin with abrt-addon-, or abrt-plugin-. To list these packages, type the following at a shell prompt:
~]# yum list abrt-addon\* abrt-plugin\*
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
INFO:rhsm-app.repolib:repos updated: 0
Installed Packages
abrt-addon-ccpp.x86_64                        1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-addon-kerneloops.x86_64                  1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-addon-python.x86_64                      1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-plugin-bugzilla.x86_64                   1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-plugin-logger.x86_64                     1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-plugin-sosreport.x86_64                  1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
abrt-plugin-ticketuploader.x86_64             1.0.7-5.el6             @rhel
yum list all
Lists all installed and available packages.
yum list installed
Lists all packages installed on your system. The rightmost column in the output lists the repository from which the package was retrieved.

Example 8.4. Listing installed packages using a double-quoted glob expression

To list all installed packages that begin with krb followed by exactly one character and a hyphen, type:
~]# yum list installed "krb?-*"
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
INFO:rhsm-app.repolib:repos updated: 0
Installed Packages
krb5-libs.x86_64                         1.8.1-3.el6                  @rhel
krb5-workstation.x86_64                  1.8.1-3.el6                  @rhel
yum list available
Lists all available packages in all enabled repositories.

Example 8.5. Listing available packages using a single glob expression with escaped wildcard characters

To list all available packages with names that contain gstreamer and then plugin, run the following command:
~]# yum list available gstreamer\*plugin\*
Loaded plugins: product-id, refresh-packagekit, subscription-manager
Updating Red Hat repositories.
INFO:rhsm-app.repolib:repos updated: 0
Available Packages
gstreamer-plugins-bad-free.i686               0.10.17-4.el6            rhel
gstreamer-plugins-base.i686                   0.10.26-1.el6            rhel
gstreamer-plugins-base-devel.i686             0.10.26-1.el6            rhel
gstreamer-plugins-base-devel.x86_64           0.10.26-1.el6            rhel
gstreamer-plugins-good.i686                   0.10.18-1.el6            rhel
yum grouplist
Lists all package groups.
yum repolist
Lists the repository ID, name, and number of packages it provides for each enabled repository.