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

The yum info command can be used to display information about a package. In this example, information about the httpd package is displayed.

yum info httpd
. . .
Loaded plugins: fastestmirror
Loading mirror speeds from cached hostfile
 * base:
 * centos-sclo-rh:
 * centos-sclo-sclo:
 * extras:
 * updates:
Available Packages
Name        : httpd
Arch        : x86_64
Version     : 2.4.6
Release     : 90.el7.centos
Size        : 2.7 M
Repo        : base/7/x86_64
Summary     : Apache HTTP Server
URL         :
License     : ASL 2.0
Description : The Apache HTTP Server is a powerful, efficient, and extensible
            : web 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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