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server-administration:extract-rpm [2011-06-27 14:44:51]
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-====== How to Extract the contents ​of RPM  ======+====== How to Extract the Contents ​of an RPM File ======
  
 Sometimes it can be useful to extract the contents of a RPM file without actually installing it. In order to do so, use the following command: Sometimes it can be useful to extract the contents of a RPM file without actually installing it. In order to do so, use the following command:
  
-<sxh bash> +<sxh bash>​rpm2cpio file.rpm | cpio -idmv</​sxh>​
-rpm2cpio file.rpm | cpio -idmv +
-</​sxh>​+
  
 <note important>​This will extract the rpm into whatever directory you are in, including all of it's sub-directories. So for example, if you change directory into / and run the command above the rpm will be extracted and files/​directories placed just as if you had installed the rpm. Normally first you would want to create and change into a working directory.</​note>​ <note important>​This will extract the rpm into whatever directory you are in, including all of it's sub-directories. So for example, if you change directory into / and run the command above the rpm will be extracted and files/​directories placed just as if you had installed the rpm. Normally first you would want to create and change into a working directory.</​note>​