> Use yum to Only Install Security Relevant Fixes

If you use yum to manage your server's packages and you're trying to keep things stable then only installing security relevant fixes makes a lot of sense. The yum-plugin-security package adds a plugin that makes keeping track of these things a snap: yum -y install yum-plugin-security Then you can list…

> List RPMs by Size

When looking for what can be uninstalled to reclaim space: rpm -q -a --qf "%10{SIZE}\t%{NAME}\n" | sort -k1,1n Sample output: 51721748 boost-devel 57180821 wireshark 65074768 libgcj 71492413 db4-devel 79152667 valgrind 85414200 java-1.6.0-openjdk 108920679 kernel 112425302 glibc-common 115976633 squeezeboxserver 116424867 kernel 116467238 kernel 204226588 fluid-soundfont-lite-patches…