URPMF

Section: Mageia Package Management (1)
Updated: 2017-12-23
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NAME

urpmf - Finds the packages matching some conditions  

SYNOPSIS

    urpmf [options] <pattern-expression>

 

DESCRIPTION

By default, urpmf outputs the list of the known packages that contain a file whose name or path was specified as an argument on the command-line. <pattern-expression> is the name or part of the name of the file you want to locate. Perl-style regular expressions are allowed. urpmf will then print a list of matching files, with their corresponding packages. By using options, you may format output differently, and search through other rpm tags. The default behaviour corresponds to the --files option; using other options makes urpmf search through other tags' contents.

Note that urpmf searches through the urpmi media (not in the system's rpm database --- for that you should use rpm(8) instead).  

OPTIONS

--help
Prints a help message and exits.
--version
Prints the version number and exits.
--verbose
Verbose mode. urpmf will emit various messages related to the parsing of media_info files for your media.
--wait-lock
If the urpmi or rpm db is busy, wait until it is available
 

Query Options

-l, --literal
Match literally instead of interpreting the argument as a regular expression.
-i
Ignore case distinctions in the patterns that follow.
-I
Honor case distinctions in the patterns that follow. This is the default behaviour.
 

Output Options

--uniq
Do not print identical lines twice.
-m
Print the name of the media in which the package has been found.
-f
Print version, release and arch along with name of package. This modifies the effect of the --name option.
-F string
Change field separator to string for the rest of the output line (it defaults to ':')
--qf format-string
Specify a printf-like output format.
--arch
Prints the architecture tag.
--buildhost
Prints the BuildHost tag.
--buildtime
Prints the BuildTime tag.
--conffiles
Prints the list of configuration files contained in the package. (Might be empty.)
--conflicts
Prints the Conflicts tags.
--description
Prints the Description tag.
--distribution
Prints the Distribution tag.
--epoch
Prints the Epoch tag.
--filename
Prints package file names.
--files
Prints the list of files contained in the rpm (this is the default if you specify no field).
--group
Prints the Group tag.
--license
Prints the License tag.
--name
Prints package names.
--obsoletes
Prints the Obsoletes tags.
--packager
Prints the Packager tag.
--provides
Prints the Provides tags.
--requires
Prints the Requires tag.
--size
Prints the Size tag.
--sourcerpm
Prints the names of source rpms.
--recommends
Prints the Recommends tag.
--summary
Prints the Summary tag.
--url
Prints the packages' URL.
--vendor
Prints the Vendor tag.
 

Advanced Query Options

-e
Include code directly in the perl search expression. Use it with --debug to look at the generated perl code. In any cases, use it only if you know perl.
-a
Binary AND operator, true if both expressions are true.
-o
Binary OR operator, true if one expression is true.
!
Unary NOT, true if expression is false.
(
Left parenthesis to open a group expression.
)
Right parenthesis to close a group expression.
--debug
Includes debugging output.
 

Media Selection

--excludemedia medium1,...,mediumN
Do not use the given media.
--media medium1,...,mediumN
Select specific media to be used, instead of defaulting to all available media (or all update media if --update is used).
--sortmedia medium1,...,mediumN
Sort the given media, substrings may be used to simplify grouping. This way, "media1" will be taken into account first, then "media2", and so on. Media which aren't listed are taken into account after the others.
--synthesis file
Use the given synthesis file instead of urpmi db for searching packages.
--use-distrib directory
Use the given distribution tree instead of urpmi db for searching packages.
--update
Use only update media. This means urpmf will only search through media marked as update.
 

Database Options

--urpmi-root directory
Use the file system tree rooted for urpmi database and rpm install. Contrary to --root, the urpmi configuration comes from the rooted tree.
--wait-lock
If the urpmi or rpm db is busy, wait until it is available
 

Debugging Options

--env directory
Use a different environment directly out of a bug report tarball.
 

FORMAT

The options to select tags (--arch, --buildhost and so on) control the output format of urpmf. If not explicitly specified somewhere else, the name of the rpm is printed first. Fields are separated by ":" until specified otherwise.

You can also use --qf for that. It takes a format string, where tags to be replaced are specified as %[-][number]tagname. The optional number indicates the length of the space-padding and the - character its justification (like in printf(3)).  

EXPRESSIONS

The boolean operator switches allow you to construct complex expressions from regexps. Those expressions are then matched against the whole output line.  

EXAMPLE

This command will list all "perl-Apache" modules, and list them along with the media in which they're been found, nicely indented:

    urpmf --qf '%-30name is found in media %media' perl-Apache

 

FILES

See urpmi.files(5).  

SEE ALSO

urpmi.addmedia(8), urpmi.update(8), urpmi.removemedia(8), urpmi(8), urpmq(8), urpmi.files(5).  

AUTHOR

Pascal Rigaux <pixel@mandriva.com> (original author and current maintainer), Fran├žois Pons, Rafael Garcia-Suarez


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
OPTIONS
Query Options
Output Options
Advanced Query Options
Media Selection
Database Options
Debugging Options
FORMAT
EXPRESSIONS
EXAMPLE
FILES
SEE ALSO
AUTHOR
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