[CentOS] Slackware's 'explodepkg' equivalent for rpm?

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Mon Sep 15 05:11:39 UTC 2008


On Sun, 2008-09-14 at 15:15 +0200, Niki Kovacs wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> Is there any 'explodepkg' equivalent for the rpm command? What I want is 
> simply uncompress an RPM package to get the files directly, but I didn't 
> find anything in rpm's manpage.

If you just want to peruse the rpm from the inside, use 'mc' (Midnight
Commander) and it works like a charm. I don't know if it will uncompress
them to the directory, as I've never had a need to do that, but check it
out. Use F3 to look inside files you see listed. F3 again to back out.
F10 quits. I like it. Ric

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