yum Command: Tutorial & Examples
Install, remove, and manage software packages on Red Hat-based systems
yum command is a command-line utility used to manage software packages on systems that use the Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) package management system. It is commonly used on
systems that run Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora, and other distributions that are based on these systems. The basic syntax of the command is
yum [options] [command] [package].
The most common use of
yum is to install, update, and remove software packages. For example, the command
yum install package-name will install the package with the specified
name, and the command
yum update package-name will update the package to the latest version. Similarly,
yum remove package-name will remove the package from the system.
yum also provides several other commands for managing packages, such as
check-update which checks if new versions of packages are available,
list which lists all installed
info which shows information about a specific package.
yum also has a feature called "dependency management", this means that when a package is installed,
yum automatically installs any other packages that the package depends on.
And when a package is removed,
yum automatically removes any other packages that are no longer needed.
yum connects to various package repositories over the internet to download and update the packages, these repositories can be configured and added using the