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RPMSPEC(8)                                                    RPMSPEC(8)

NAME         top

       rpmspec - RPM Spec Tool

SYNOPSIS         top

   QUERYING SPEC FILES:
       rpmspec {-q|--query} [select-options] [query-options] SPEC_FILE
       ...

   PARSING SPEC FILES TO STDOUT:
       rpmspec {-P|--parse} SPEC_FILE ...

DESCRIPTION         top

       rpmspec is a tool for querying a spec file.  More specifically
       for querying hypothetical packages which would be created from
       the given spec file.  So querying a spec file with rpmspec is
       similar to querying a package built from that spec file.  But is
       is not identical.  With rpmspec you can't query all fields which
       you can query from a built package.  E.  g.  you can't query
       BUILDTIME with rpmspec for obvious reasons.  You also cannot
       query other fields automatically generated during a build of a
       package like auto generated dependencies.

   select-options
       [--rpms] [--srpm]

   query-options
       [--qf,--queryformat QUERYFMT] [--target TARGET_PLATFORM]

   QUERY OPTIONS
       The general form of an rpm spec query command is

       rpm {-q|--query} [select-options] [query-options]

       You may specify the format that the information should be printed
       in.  To do this, you use the

       --qf|--queryformat QUERYFMT

       option, followed by the QUERYFMT format string.  See rpm(8) for
       details.

   SELECT OPTIONS
       --rpms Operate on the all binary package headers generated from
       spec.  --builtrpms Operate only on the binary package headers of
       packages which would be built from spec.  That means ignoring
       package headers of packages that won't be built from spec i.  e.
       ignoring package headers of packages without file section.
       --srpm Operate on the source package header(s) generated from
       spec.

EXAMPLES         top

       Get list of binary packages which would be generated from the rpm
       spec file:

                      $ rpmspec -q rpm.spec
                      rpm-4.11.3-3.fc20.x86_64
                      rpm-libs-4.11.3-3.fc20.x86_64
                      rpm-build-libs-4.11.3-3.fc20.x86_64
                      ...

                     Get summary infos for single binary packages generated from the rpm spec file:

                      $ rpmspec -q --qf "%{name}: %{summary}\n" rpm.spec
                      rpm: The RPM package management system
                      rpm-libs: Libraries for manipulating RPM packages
                      rpm-build-libs: Libraries for building and signing RPM packages
                      ...

                     Get the source package which would be generated from the rpm spec file:

                      $ rpmspec -q --srpm rpm.spec
                      rpm-4.11.3-3.fc20.x86_64

                     Parse the rpm spec file to stdout:

                      $ rpmspec -P rpm.spec
                      Summary: The RPM package management system
                      Name: rpm
                      Version: 4.14.0
                      ...

SEE ALSO         top

              popt(3),
              rpm(8),
              rpmdb(8),
              rpmkeys(8),
              rpmsign(8),
              rpm2cpio(8),
              rpmbuild(8),

       rpmspec --help - as rpm supports customizing the options via popt
       aliases it's impossible to guarantee that what's described in the
       manual matches what's available.

       http://www.rpm.org/ <URL:http://www.rpm.org/>

AUTHORS         top

              Marc Ewing <marc@redhat.com>
              Jeff Johnson <jbj@redhat.com>
              Erik Troan <ewt@redhat.com>
              Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com>

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the rpm (RPM Package Manager) project.
       Information about the project can be found at 
       ⟨https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm⟩.  It is not known
       how to report bugs for this man page; if you know, please send a
       mail to man-pages@man7.org.  This page was obtained from the
       project's upstream Git repository
       ⟨https://github.com/rpm-software-management/rpm.git⟩ on
       2021-08-27.  (At that time, the date of the most recent commit
       that was found in the repository was 2021-08-25.)  If you
       discover any rendering problems in this HTML version of the page,
       or you believe there is a better or more up-to-date source for
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       information in this COLOPHON (which is not part of the original
       manual page), send a mail to man-pages@man7.org

                             29 October 2010                  RPMSPEC(8)

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