How do I locate all files installed from a RPM package?


Transfered from Linux Config Disqus comments:


Hi, recently I have installed couple packages into my Fedora Linux system. I’m just wondering how do I locate all files which had installed into my system.


The easiest way to check all files installed on your system is to check a RPM package manifest which shows all files and location for any particular RPM package. Let’s say that I downloaded a telnet-server-1.2-137.1.i586.rpm RPM package from some online source and I wish to see what this package contains and what files will I install into my system. The following command will reveal all that information:

# rpm -qlp telnet-server-1.2-137.1.i586.rpm

RPM options used:

  • -q : this is a general rpm query
  • -l : list package content
  • -p : package name

In case you are about to use yum package manager to install a package from a fedora package repository you can do the same but omit -p option. For example:

# yum search telnet

returns a line:

telnet.i686 : The client program for the Telnet remote login protocol

To check a content of the RPM package before installation you can do:

# rpm -ql telnet