My application needs to call 'convert' - http://linux.about.com/od/commands/l/blcmdl1_convert.htm

But its not present on my redhat system. How / what do I install?


convert is part of the package ImageMagick; try sudo yum install ImageMagick (or other privilege escalation method as appropriate to your system).


Next time you need a command like this you can figure out what package to install by running something like yum whatprovides '*/convert'.

  • Heh, beat me to it! – Gaius Oct 26 '10 at 12:08
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    does apt-get have something like this? (whatprovides) – Dannid Jan 25 '16 at 20:34

To install convert try package manager. Convert is part of ImageMagick package, convert is one of utilities.

Under Debian is possible use

sudo dpkg --install imagemagick


sudo apt-get install imagemagick

It is about 419 MB of space.

  • The question was about a redhat system and not debian. – deagh Feb 3 '15 at 16:08
  • I'm sorry for spam and missunderstand. To install convert under redhat is better use yum or rpm, I guess. – user3.1415 Feb 5 '15 at 14:34

For the installation in Fedora 27 from the terminal:

sudo yum install ImageMagick -y

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