Software Packages

To list all of the packages installed on you system

rpm -qa

Different flavors of linux have different package managers that do a lot of the backgroung work like installing dependencies.

SuSe uses zypper

To install a package named nmap

zypper in nmap

To search for a package using zypper

zypper se nmap

Where is the package installed

which nmap

/usr/bin/nmap

What version of the package is installed

rpm -qf /usr/bin/nmap