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Manual Reference Pages  -  PKG_CUTLEAVES (1)

NAME

pkg_cutleaves - deinstall ’leaf’ packages

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Examples
Files
Environment
See Also
Author

SYNOPSIS

pkg_cutleaves [-cglRVx]

DESCRIPTION

pkg_cutleaves finds installed "leaf" packages, i.e. packages that are not referenced by any other installed package, and lets you decide for each one if you want to keep or deinstall it (via pkg-delete(1)). Once the packages marked for removal have been flushed/deinstalled, you’ll be asked if you want to do another run (i.e. to see packages that have become ’leaves’ now because you’ve deinstalled the package(s) that depended on them. Note: see -R below to bypass interactive dependency removal). In every run you will be shown only packages that you haven’t marked for keeping, yet. pkg_cutleaves.

OPTIONS

The following command line arguments are supported:

-c When listing leaf packages, also print their comments/short descriptions. Will be ignored unless the -l parameter is given, too.

-L Interpret exclude file as a list of leaf packages that should be installed. Report lint such as lines that match no installed packages or excluded packages that are not leaves.

-g Generate the exclude list from kept or installed (when run with -l or -L ) leaf packages.

-l List leaf packages only, one per line, and don’t ask for anything to be deinstalled.

-V Visual mode. Will compile a list of leaf packages and invoke the user’s EDITOR. Lines or package names that are deleted in the editor will then be removed.

-R Autoprune mode. Automatically deinstall non-required packages on which the removed leaf packages depended. Will not remove packages on the exclude list if -x is also in effect.

-x Exclude packages matching expressions given in the exclude file.

EXAMPLES

  • Interactively cut leaf packages using the current exclude list:

        pkg_cutleaves -x

  • List all current leaf packages with comments:

        pkg_cutleaves -lc

  • List packages not currently excluded and regenerate a new exclude file with both the listed and previously excluded packages:

        pkg_cutleaves -lxg

  • Interactively cut current leaf packages and remove newly discovered leaves, i.e. dependencies, automatically:

        pkg_cutleaves -R

  • The same as the previous example but use the current exclude list to filter all first-level leaves and any newly discovered leaves. Generate a new exclude file with the remaining leaves:

        pkg_cutleaves -Rxg

  • Find exclude patterns that match nothing and those that match required packages, i.e. non-leaves:

        pkg_cutleaves -L

FILES

/usr/local/etc/pkg_leaves.exclude An optional list for excluding packages when the -x or -L options are given. If the beginning of a package’s name matches any line (except comment or empty lines) in this file, the package will not be listed/offered for removal (e.g., a line saying just XFree86 will exclude all packages with names starting with "XFree86" ). The list can be auto-generated with the -g option.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables will be used in visual mode:
EDITOR
  The editor specified by the variable EDITOR will be invoked instead of the default editor vi(1).

SEE ALSO

pkg(8), pkg-info(8),
.Xe pkg-delete 8 , portsclean(1)

AUTHOR


.An Stefan Walter <sw@gegenunendlich.de>
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