[CentOS] rpm command option

Wed May 6 00:28:37 UTC 2020
Orion Poplawski <orion at nwra.com>

On 5/5/20 6:00 PM, Chris Olson via CentOS wrote:
> We located an application recommended by one of customers
> for sharing certain data.  It was available for installation
> using a few different methods.  Using yum was also recommended
> for the installation.  The install instructions began with
> what appeared to be a fairly typical command as indicated
> below (with the URL slightly altered).
> sudo rpm --import https://rpm.xxxxx.com/rpmrepo.key
> To our junior employee assigned to perform the install
> on a test system, it seemed like a good idea to do some
> checking on the rpm option --import indicated in those
> instructions.  They did not find the --import in any of
> the 14 pages of the CentOS 7 man page for rpm.
> Some Google searches indicated that the --import option
> does exist.  The repo setup and application installation
> all went well and took only about three minutes. The app
> is also working as intended.
> Is there some good reason for --import being left out of
> the manual page?

That's a really interesting question, but probably better directed at 
rpm directly:


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