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Using yum's shell
posted on 2013-11-30 17:00:39

When using yum and having to search or change a lot of installed packages, it makes sense to use yum's shell.

Invoke it via

yum shell

Do not forget to sudo, when running it as non-root.

Once you are at the yum prompt, you can directly use the following:

help
search <package-name>
remove <package-name>
install <package-name>

This will lead to a list of changes that are to be applied. If you escape the shell then via exit or quit, nothing will be changed.

Prior do

run

to apply the transactions you prepared.

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