RPM is a package management system. RPM was intended primarily for GNU/Linux distributions; the file format is the baseline package format of the Linux Standard Base.

Following commands can help you to manage your day to day task with .rpm files.

rpm -ivh {rpm-file}		Install the package
rpm -Uvh {rpm-file}		Upgrade package
rpm -ev {package}		Erase/remove/ an installed package
rpm -ev --nodeps {package}	Erase/remove/ an installed package without checking for dependencies
rpm -qa				Display list all installed packages
rpm -qi {package}		Display installed information along with package version and short description
rpm -qf {/path/to/file}		Find out what package a file belongs to i.e. find what package owns the file
rpm -qc {pacakge-name}		Display list of configuration file(s) for a package
rpm -qcf {/path/to/file}	Display list of configuration files for a command
rpm -qa --last			Display list of all recently installed RPMs
rpm -qpR {.rpm-file}		Find out what dependencies a rpm file has
RPM Commands Cheat sheet

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