manage rpm packages on centos

How to Manage RPM Packages on CentOS

RPM is short for Red Hat Package Manager. It is the standard package management system for all Red Hat based distros such as CentOS, RHEL and Fedora. RPM is a very powerful utility that allows users to manage, install, uninstall, upgrade, query and verify UNIX system software packages. The default extension for files that can be managed with this package manager is .rpm

Advantages of RPM include straightforward program installation and uninstallation, automatic installation, ease of updating programs originally installed with RPM, and availability of versions for most Red Hat distributions of Linux. (more…)