-c <config file>
Use alternative config file (default is /etc/yum.conf).
Help; display a help message and then quit.
Print out nothing unnecessary.
Report program version and exit.
-y Agree to anything asked.
List leaf nodes in the local RPM database. Leaf nodes are
RPMs that are not relied upon by any other RPM.
List installed packages which are not available from currently
configured repositories. This is identical to "yum list
extras", which may provide better output.
Remove old kernel and kernel-devel packages.
List dependency problems in the local RPM database. If any
problems are found it will exit with an exit code of 1.
Scan for duplicates in the local RPM database.
Scan for duplicates in the local RPM database and clean out
the older versions.
Number of duplicate/kernel packages to keep on the system
--all When listing leaf nodes also list leaf nodes that are not
A package name that matches this regular expression will be
considered a leaf.
When listing leaf nodes do not list development packages.
When listing leaf nodes do not list packages with files in bin
List all dependency problems:
List all packages that are not in any Yum repository:
Remove old kernels keeping 3 and leaving old kernel-devel packages
package-cleanup --oldkernels --count=3 --keepdevel
List all leaf packages with no files in a bin directory whose name
begins with either 'perl' or 'python':
package-cleanup --leaves --exclude-bin--leaf-regex="^(perl)|(python)"
As package-cleanup uses YUM libraries for retrieving all the
information, it relies on YUM configuration for its default values
like which repositories to use. Consult YUM documentation for
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Gijs Hollestelle 03 November 2005 package-cleanup(1)