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Manual Reference Pages  -  PKG_SEARCH (1)

NAME

pkg_search - print information about a package

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Examples
See Also
Authors

SYNOPSIS

pkg_search [-h-| -k -| -r -| -v ] package

DESCRIPTION

pkg_search querys the appropriate database file on FreeBSD and NetBSD for a given package name. If pkg_search cannot find an INDEX file on FreeBSD or an INDEX file on NetBSD, it tries to fetch the file on FreeBSD or a pkg_summary(5) file on NetBSD.

The options are as follows:
-h Print short usage information.
-i Print verbose information (Ports directory, URL, dependencies)
-k Also query the Info and WWW field.
-r Print the directory within the Ports Collection where the port lives.
package Required package package.

EXAMPLES

The following is an example of a typical usage of the pkg_search command:

    pkg_search -v fvwm

SEE ALSO

pkg_add(1), pkg_create(1), pkg_delete(1), pkg_info(1)

AUTHORS

pkg_search was written by
.An Matthias Schmidt Aq matthias@dragonflybsd.org .
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