FreeKB - yum search (display information about a package)
Linux Commands - yum search (display information about a package)

The yum search command will display information about a package, regardless if the package is or is not installed on the system. In this example, information about the httpd package is displayed.

yum search httpd
. . .
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Repodata is over 2 weeks old. Install yum-cron? Or run: yum makecache fast
Determing fastest mirrors * base: * 
extras: * 
====================================== N/S matches: httpd =================
libmicrohttpd-devel.i686 : Development files for libmicrohttpd
libmicrohttpd-devel.x86_64 : Development files for libmicrohttpd
libmicrohttpd-doc.noarch : Documentation for libmicrohttpd
httpd.x86_64 : Apache HTTP Server
httpd-devel.x86_64 : Development interfaces for the Apache HTTP server


Following are commonly used yum commands.

Alternatively, the Ansible yum module can be used to automate the process of managing packages.

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