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    Question Zypper question - simple

    How can I get Zypper to show the full description of packages rather than a truncated summary?

    When I use zypper to list installed packages or search for packages from the command line I would like to see the full detailed description of the packages that are returned in the results. Currently zypper only shows me a truncated summary description.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Zypper question - simple

    If you mean of all installed packages,
    Code:
    zypper info $(rpm -qa | sed 's|-[0-9].*||')
    For single packages, just use zypper info followed by the package name.

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    Default Re: Zypper question - simple

    thanks. I was mainly interested in the lists that are returned from zypper search. I think I found an answer here:
    Jano's Zypper Blog: zypper search is back

    use --no-abbrev/-A global option to turn the abbreviation off - the output will be messy, but you can read the whole summaries.

    Another way to obtain this info is to use zypper info, as you suggested. Thanks.

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