The tip below applies to systems that use the “dnf” package manager, e.g. RedHat 8 and AlmaLinux.
1. Find installed package based on wildcard name
You can use the following command to search all of the installed packages based on a wildcard name. For example, if we wish to find the package name that provides “java”, we can use the following command:
[lanedirt@linux01 ~]$ dnf list installed | grep -i java
This will give the following output:
java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64 1:188.8.131.522.b07-2.el8_6 @rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms javapackages-filesystem.noarch 5.3.0-1.module+el8+2447+6f56d9a6 @rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms mariadb-java-client.noarch 2.2.5-3.el8 @rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms tzdata-java.noarch 2022c-1.el8 @rhel-8-for-x86_64-appstream-rpms
As you can see, the first line in the output above shows the full name of the Java package that is installed.
2. (Optionally) remove package
You can remove a package with the following command (replace “[package_name]” with the name of the package to uninstall):
sudo dnf remove [package_name]
So in order to uninstall the Java package, we provide the full package name as indicated by the output in step #1:
sudo dnf remove java-1.8.0-openjdk-headless.x86_64
Hope this helped you. Good luck!