rpmlua - Man Page

RPM Lua interpreter


rpmlua [{-e|--execute} “STATEMENT”] [{-i|--interactive}] [SCRIPT_FILE] [arg1 ...]


Run RPM internal Lua interpreter.

Note: indexes start at 1 in Lua, so the program name is at arg[1] instead of the more customary index zero.


Run an interactive session after executing optional script or statement.


Perform getopt(3) option processing on the passed arguments according to OPTSTRING.


Execute a Lua statement before executing optional script.


Execute test.lua script file:

rpmlua test.lua

Execute args.lua script file with option processing:

rpmlua –opts=ab:c args.lua – 1 2 3 -c -b5

Execute single statement to compare rpm versions:

rpmlua -e “print(rpm.ver(`1.0') < rpm.ver(`2.0'))”

Run an interactive session:

rpmlua -i

See Also

lua(1), popt(3), getopt(3), rpm(8)

http://www.rpm.org/ <URL:http://www.rpm.org/>


Panu Matilainen <pmatilai@redhat.com>


17 December 2021