yum — Yellowdog Updater Modified shell


yum shell [filename]


yum includes an interactive shell for conducting multiple commands or sets of commands during a single execution of yum. These commands can be issued manually or passed to yum from a file. The commands are much the same as the normal yum command line options. See here yum(8) for that information. There are a few additional commands documented below.


  [argument] [value]
  args: debuglevel, errorlevel, obsoletes, gpgcheck, assumeyes, exclude
    If no value is given it prints the current value.
    If value is given it sets that value.


  [argument] [option]
    list: lists repositories and their status
    enable: enable repositories. option = repository id
    disable: disable repositories. option = repository id


    list: lists the contents of the transaction
    reset: reset (zero-out) the transaction
    solve: run the dependency solver on the transaction
    run: run the transaction


    Causes the shell to exit, setting the exit status as specified by the
    shell_exit_status option in yum.conf(5).
    This command is also triggered when EOF is read (usually the C-d keystroke
    or end of script).


The following are examples of using the yum shell.

list available packagename*
groupinfo 'Some Group'
install foo
remove bar
update baz

That will list available packages matching the glob 'packagename*'. It will return information on the group 'Some Group' It will then queue the following commands into  the transaction: install foo, remove bar, update baz. Then the 'run' command will resolve dependencies for the transaction commands and run the transaction.

See Also

yum (8)


See the Authors file included with this program.


There of course aren't any bugs, but if you find any, they should be sent to the mailing list: yum@lists.baseurl.org or filed in bugzilla.

Referenced By


Seth Vidal