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Directly from the novi website: “novi is a tool for finding the latest-version RPMs in a tree. You can use it to create Kickstart trees or yum repos that contain the updated RPMS. In the case of Kickstart, this means machines come to life with the updates already applied. Using novi for yum repos trims the size of the repodata files, which reduces client download and processing time.”

Basically using one or more directories, or yum repos, novi will return a list of the most up to date rpm files from the source. Excellent for updating your own yum repo, or creating an already patched install cd.