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Is there a way to determine the date a package was installed or updated? What's the proper syntax for both rpm and dpkg?

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Red Hat based distro:

$ rpm -q --last <pkg>
$ rpm -qi <pkg>

Debian based distro:

$ ls -lt /var/lib/dpkg/info/<pkg>.list
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