8.9 Advanced RPM Techniques
Because you invoke the rpm command by using the shell, just as you do
any other program, you can combine options and arguments to perform a
variety of useful tasks. Consider the following examples:
- rpm -Va
Verifies every installed package. You might find this command useful
if you accidentally deleted some files. The output of the command
would help you determine what packages, if any, suffered damage.
- rpm -qf /usr/bin/mystery
Displays the name of the package that owns the specified file.
- rpm -Vf /usr/bin/mystery
Verifies the package that owns the file
- rpm -qdf /usr/bin/puzzle
Lists the documentation files associated with the package that owns
the file /usr/bin/puzzle. This could be helpful,
for example, if /usr/bin/puzzle is a program
you're having difficulty using.