DNF (Dandified Yum) Commands Explained!

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DNF (Dandified Yum) 101: Basic Package Manager Interaction
I. What is DNF (Dandified Yum)? II. DNF Examples: Install, Remove, Upgrade, and Downgrade

Install a Package

Syntax: dnf install <package> Install a Single Package – Example: dnf install mysql-server Where mysql-server is the package name. Install Multiple Packages – Example: dnf install mysql-server mysql Where mysql-server and mysql are the package names.

Upgrade / Update a Package

The update command has been deprecated in favor of upgrade.
Upgrade Every Package: dnf upgrade Upgrade a Single Package – Example: dnf upgrade mysql-server Where mysql-server is the package name. Upgrade Multiple Packages – Example: dnf upgrade mysql-server mysql Where mysql-server and mysql are the package names.

Reinstall a Package

Syntax: dnf reinstall <package> Reinstall a Single Package – Example: dnf reinstall mysql-server Where mysql-server is the package name. Reinstall Multiple Packages – Example: dnf reinstall mysql-server mysql Where mysql-server and mysql are the package names.

Downgrade a Package

Downgrades the specified package(s) to the highest of all known lower versions, if possible. Syntax: dnf downgrade <package> Downgrade a Single Package – Example: dnf downgrade mysql-server Where mysql-server is the package name. Downgrade Multiple Packages – Example: dnf downgrade mysql-server mysql Where mysql-server and mysql are the package names.

Remove a Package

By removing a specified package(s) from the server, you’ll also remove ANY packages dependent on the package(s) being removed. Syntax: dnf remove <package> Remove a Single Package – Example: dnf remove mysql-server Where mysql-server is the package name. Remove Multiple Packages – Example: dnf remove mysql-server mysql Where mysql-server and mysql are the package names.

List of All Available Commands

autoremove check-update clean distro-sync downgrade group help history info install list makecache provides reinstall remove repolist repository-packages search updateinfo upgrade
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