openSUSE is a project that serves to promote the use of free and open-source software. openSUSE is well known for its Linux distributions, mainly Tumbleweed, a tested rolling release, and Leap, a distribution with long-term support.
We can easily search for packages matching any given search text/words under OpenSUSE or SUSE Enterprise Linux using the zypper command.
Listing all installed packages on OpenSUSE/SUSE Linux command
The procedure is as follows:
1. Open the terminal application.
2. For remote server, use the ssh client:
3. Then type zypper command to show only installed packages:
zypper search -i
4. Find if nginx package installed or not:
zypper search -i nginx
Please note that zypper search -i can be more readable as follows:
zypper search --installed-only # search for php7 packages # zypper search --installed-only php7
Displaying package list one page at a time
Use the more command or less command as follows:
zypper search -i | more zypper search --installed-only | less
I hope you learned how to show a list of all installed packages on OpenSUSE or SUSE Enterprise Linux system using the zypper command. Getting help is easy using the man command:
man zypper zypper help search