VRMS-RPM(1)                  General Commands Manual                 VRMS-RPM(1)

       vrms-rpm - report of installed non-free software

       vrms-rpm [OPTION] ...

       This program is a clone of the original vrms ("virtual Richard M.
       Stallman") program for Debian GNU/Linux, created with the purpose of
       bringing its brilliant idea over to RPM-based GNU/Linux distributions.

       This program analyses the list of currently installed RPM packages and
       reports found non-free packages to stdout. The decision on whether to
       classify a package as free or non-free is based on the Fedora Project
       licensing guidelines.

       Fedora / CentOS users using additional repositories, such as RPM Fusion,
       may notice that not all packages coming from non-official repos are
       marked as non-free. This is because the distinction, as noted before, is
       made depending on the package licence. There are various reasons, apart
       from licensing, why a package may not have been accepted into the
       official Fedora / CentOS repository – such as software patents or export

       Richard Stallman has been, for years, the most prominent and vocal figure
       in the Free Software movement, relentlessly reminding us on issues of
       software ethics. Like Richard, we believe that users should have an easy
       way to know whether they’re running non-free software on their systems.
       This program is an attempt to fulfil that need.

              Display rms ASCII-art when no non-free packages are found, or when
              non-free packages are 10% or more of the total.

       --colour <auto, no, yes>
              Controls whether terminal escape sequences should be used for
              colourizing the output.  Default is 'auto', which uses colour
              output when writing to a terminal, but not when writing to a file
              or a pipe.

              When listing packages, include the package summaries (short

              When listing packages, display licences as to justify the free /
              non-free classification.

       --help Display a short help on program usage and exit.

              Like --ascii, but displays an image using terminal escape seqences
              and Unicode half-height blocks.

       --licence-list <FILE>
              Specifies the list of good licences to use for classifying
              packages.  FILE can be a path to a file on disk, or one of the
              bundled licence lists:
              • fedora
              • spdx-fsf-and-osi
              • spdx-fsf-or-osi
              • spdx-only-fsf
              • spdx-only-osi
              • suse
              • tweaked
              The default value is "tweaked".

       --list <none, free, nonfree, all>
              Apart from displaying the total number of free and non-free
              packages, also list packages by name.  The default value for this
              option is "nonfree".

              Display version information and exit.

              The Fedora Project wiki page on accepted software licences.

              The SPDX licence list, an attempt at standarizing licence

       This program itself it available under the terms of the GNU General
       Public License, version 3, as published by the Free Software Foundation.

       Written in early 2017 by suve.

                                   2018-05-18                        VRMS-RPM(1)