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Commands to find Linux-package updates

Did you know that you can ask your Linux system to tell you what upgrades are available for the packages installed on it? You might be surprised by how many you’ll see, especially if you’re using the current release and don’t have your system set up for frequent or automatic updates.

Updates play an important role in keeping your Linux systems secure and performing well. Since most packages are updated as fixes or improvements to the code become available, it’s hard to predict how many will show up on any particular day. (Note: Updates should be done when your system is not performing other important tasks.)

Finding installed packages on Fedora Linux systems
Fedora and related systems

To check what updates are currently available for your Fedora or related system, use a command like this:

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Source:: Network World – Data Center