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How do I limit dnf search to only installed or available packages?

asked 2016-10-02 23:50:01 -0500

lohroc gravatar image

updated 2016-10-03 09:30:12 -0500

If I use dnf search to look for a package it shows available and installed packages and I don't know which are installed. How can I use it to show only installed packages or only the available ones?

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Please set a more descriptive title for your question.

Aeyoun gravatar imageAeyoun ( 2016-10-03 05:01:47 -0500 )edit

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answered 2016-10-03 10:25:42 -0500

florian gravatar image

updated 2016-10-03 11:00:52 -0500

What you are looking for is the list command: dnf list. It offers you the options installed and available.

Example: dnf list installed | grep gstreamer or dnf list installed kernel

Just take a look into the DNF documentation and you find it there. Quoting from the same "A package is installed if it is present in the RPMDB, and it is available if it is not installed but it is present in a repository that DNF knows about."

To learn more about dnf, just read the man page: man dnf. Be aware that the link that @jake provided refers to the lastest DNF which is not yet part of Fedora. In DNF 2 it will be --installed, --available...

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answered 2016-10-04 07:04:24 -0500

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updated 2016-10-04 10:21:20 -0500

Yum Extender (yumex-dnf) is a graphical software manager to control the software packages on your system.

sudo dnf install yumex-dnf

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answered 2018-05-03 04:06:39 -0500


dnf list installed | grep PAKAGNAME

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answered 2016-10-03 00:51:39 -0500

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dnf [options] search [--all] <keywords>...

Search package metadata for the keywords. Keywords are matched as case-insensitive substrings, globbing is supported. By default the command will only look at package names and summaries, failing that (or whenever all was given as an argument) it will match against package descriptions and URLs. The result is sorted from the most relevant results to the least.

dnf [options] info [<package-spec>...]

Is used to list description and summary information about installed and available packages.

Source: DNF Command Reference


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You didn't read my question.

lohroc gravatar imagelohroc ( 2016-10-03 09:27:50 -0500 )edit

Of course i read your question,... to read and understand the content doesn't seem to be a strength of yours. The command discription shows that it is not possible to filter the result of dnf search for installed or available packages only. Have a nice day!

jake gravatar imagejake ( 2016-10-03 09:36:04 -0500 )edit

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