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List installed packages with YUM

Posted December 2nd, 2008 in Linux/Unix/BSD (Updated June 26th, 2009)

This post looks at how to list the installed packages with YUM from the command line for YUM based Linux distributions, such as CentOS and Fedora.

It's very simple:yum list installed

This will result in a list of all installed packages in case-sensitive alphabetical order, like in the following example:Loading "fastestmirror" plugin Loading "installonlyn" plugin Installed Packages Deployment_Guide-en-US.noarch 5.1.0-11.el5.centos.1 installed GConf2.i386 2.14.0-9.el5 installed GConf2.x86_64 2.14.0-9.el5 installed ImageMagick.i386 installed ImageMagick.x86_64 installed MAKEDEV.x86_64 3.23-1.2 installed NetworkManager.x86_64 1:0.6.4-6.el5 installed ORBit2.i386 2.14.3-4.el5 installed ORBit2.x86_64 2.14.3-4.el5 installed SysVinit.x86_64 2.86-14 installed acl.x86_64 2.2.39-2.1.el5 installed acpid.x86_64 1.0.4-5 installed ... zip.x86_64 2.31-1.2.2 installed zlib.x86_64 1.2.3-3 installed zlib.i386 1.2.3-3 installed zlib-devel.i386 1.2.3-3 installed zlib-devel.x86_64 1.2.3-3 installed

The list is going to be pretty long, so you might want to pipe it through "more" or "less" so you can scroll through it a page at a time:
(Without the Quotation Marks)
"yum list installed | more yum list installed | less"

Or direct it out to a file for viewing in a text editor:
 (Without the Quotation Marks)
"yum list installed > /tmp/yum-list.txt"

Go there

Or I sent my yum-list text to my Documents Dir, like this...

(Without the Quotation Marks). 
"yum list installed > /home/don/Documents/yum-installed-apps-list.txt"

I like to use "su" and get "root" privilege's to make sure that I get them all. This worked nicely for me. But, you do have to change the resulting file's permissions from "root" to your regular user, in order to edit or rename it. I use Krusader in "root" mode to do this. So, letting it go to the "/tmp" Directory can be good. Since you can just copy it from there with Krusader or which ever file manager that you use to your desired Directory. That will automatically change the file permissions to your user name.

Here's my Command Line Output from doing this...

[don@RedBlackBioStarFedora14 ~]$ su
[root@RedBlackBioStarFedora14 don]# yum list installed > /home/don/Documents/yum-installed-apps-list.txt
[root@RedBlackBioStarFedora14 don]#


Fedora, using Yum and --skip-broken to install Don's Favorite Fedora Apps
DonsDeals: Don's favorite Fedora Apps...
DonsDeals: List installed packages with YUM
DonsDeals: Using Yum --SkipBroken

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