How to know Size and Name of all Installed rpm

If you want to know the size and name of all the rpm’s that are installed on your system then use the following command :

#rpm -qia|awk ‘$1==”Name” { n=$3} $1==”Size” {s=$3} $1==”Description” {print s  ” ” n }’ |sort -n

1.) rpm -qia will list all installed rpms along with their all Info.
2.) send above output to awk. It will see if first column is “Name”, then set value of Third column to n(variable).Similarly, If first column is “Size”, then set value of Third column to s(variable).

Note : If you just run rpn -qia then you will see that the row Having Name as first column have third column as its Actual Name and same with Size.

3.) Finally It Print Value of “s” and “n” variable and sort them in ascending order.


About Manish Jha

Hi All I am Manish Kumar Jha aka Alex Hunt. I am currently working in VMware Software India Pvt Ltd as Operations System Engineer (vCloud Air Operations). I have around 5 Years of IT experience and have exposure on VMware vSphere, vCloud Director, RHEL and modern data center technologies like Cisco UCS and Cisco Nexus 1000v and NSX. If you find any post informational to you please press like and share it across social media and leave your comments if you want to discuss further on any post. Disclaimer: All the information on this website is published in good faith and for general information purpose only. I don’t make any warranties about the completeness, reliability and accuracy of this information. Any action you take upon the information you find on this blog is strictly at your own risk. The Views and opinions published on this blog are my own and not the opinions of my employer or any of the vendors of the product discussed.
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