[Yum] proposed updates to yum docs/man page?
cliff at villagevisions.com
Sun Dec 28 19:10:18 UTC 2003
>> in addition, it would be useful if the "list installed" variation
also accepted package names or globs, as does "rpm -qa 'glob'". yes, i
know you can pipe it to grep, but still ... <<
I'd suggest that yum is correct already.
The Art of Unix Programming
by Eric Steven Raymond
>> ... Looking at the whole, we can abstract the following ideas:
>> ... snip
>> 3. Rule of Composition: Design programs to be connected to other
There is a very nice explanation of why this is desirable on the same page.
If I were writing a GUI front end for yum, I might consider implementing
an optional (hidden in the background) pipe to grep before displaying
the results to the user.
But, yum is a command line system administration utility, grep already
exists and since I know the root password I should know when an how to
use grep. For me, the current behavior is the expected behavior.
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