I could just search each thing for example, I tried:

sudo yum install -y \
  java javascript nodejs apache c c++ 

All came back as not found.

it would be tedious to search for each package, and I was wondering if there are any tricks that can be used to quickly get each package name.

I have a whole bunch of things I need to install.

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You can use patterns to match packages, e.g. *java*, but that won’t help: they match any package containing the strings you’re looking for. Consider java and javascript: the latter contains the former, so installing packages matching the former would install packages matching the latter... And c of course would match any package containing the letter “c”.

You really do need to go through the “tedium” of searching for each package, and tell yum specifically the packages you really want.


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