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Find and extract one file from rpm package

Extracting a configuration file (or any other single file) from a package which is not installed is not a standard operation on rpm based systems, but with the following few steps, a file can be extracted without installing the package … Continue reading

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Show installed yum packages by size

When you pay for every GB of disc space on your server as it is with an Amazon EC2 instance, you want to make sure that the installed packages are at a minimum. Besides the actual user data, you can as well try to remove packages you don’t need but have been installed for some reasons. Here is how to find the biggest installed packages. Continue reading

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