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This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely i want to update yum but is it a good idea to use yum for updating itself?I'm a beginner and i need some advice about that I'm also looking about a command that gives me all the available packages in a repository that i added to yum thx You can use yum to update itself - that's absolutely fine.Yum downloads the package lists automatically, and the repositories are configured in files under /etc/yum.repos.d.

$ yum search python rsync ssh ========================= Matched: python, rsync, ssh ========================== rdiff-backup.i386 : Convenient and transparent local/remote incremental : mirror/backup ============================ Matched: python, rsync ============================ cobbler.noarch : Boot server configurator ============================= Matched: python, ssh ============================= denyhosts.noarch : A script to help thwart ssh server attacks pexpect.noarch : Pure Python Expect-like module python-paramiko.noarch : A SSH2 protocol library for python python-twisted-conch.i386 : Twisted SSHv2 implementation ============================= Matched: rsync, ssh ============================== duplicity.i386 : Encrypted bandwidth-efficient backup using rsync algorithm pssh.noarch : Parallel SSH tools $ yum provides MTA 2:postfix-2.5.5-1.fc10.i386 : Postfix Mail Transport Agent Matched from: Other : MTA exim-4.69-7.fc10.i386 : The exim mail transfer agent Matched from: Other : MTA sendmail-8.14.3-1.fc10.i386 : A widely used Mail Transport Agent (MTA) Matched from: Other : Provides-match: MTA $ yum provides \*bin/ls coreutils-6.12-17.fc10.i386 : The GNU core utilities: a set of tools commonly : used in shell scripts Matched from: Filename : /bin/ls During its normal use yum creates a cache of metadata and packages. The yum clean command allows you to clean up these files.

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If one or more packages or package globs are specified, Yum will only update the listed packages.

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