In this article, we will discussed about the YUM commands for package management like install,update,find,manage and remove packages
What is YUM?
The Yellowdog Updater, Modified (YUM) is open-source command-line package-management utility for computers running the GNU/Linux operating system using the RPM Package Manager.It allows user and administrator to easily install,update and remove packages. Also It uses numerous third party repositories to install packages automatically by resolving their dependencies issues.
Install a package with YUM
Run the below command to install http service automatically
yum install httpd
Removing a package with yum
By using the below command to remove the http package-management
yum remove httpd
List a package with yum
Use the list function to search for the specific package with name. For example to search for a package called vsftpd, use the command.
Search for a Package using YUM
If you don’t remember the exact name of the package, then use search function to search all the available packages to match the name of the package you specified
To search all the package that should match the word.By using below command to search the package http
yum search httpd
Get Information of a Package using YUM
If you would like to know information of a package before installing it,you can get information of a package just type the below command.
yum info firefox
List all Available Packages using YUM
To list all the available packages in the Yum database, use the below command.
List all Installed Packages using YUM
To list all the installed packages on a system, just issue below command, it will display all the installed packages.
Check for Available Updates using Yum
To find how many of installed packages on your system have updates available, to check use the following command.
Update System using Yum
To keep your system up-to-date with all security and binary package updates, run the following command. It will install all latest patches and security updates to your system.
We have tried to cover all the basic to advance yum commands with their examples.