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Manual Reference Pages  -  PORTAL (1)

NAME

portal - Front-end to pkg(8)

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Interface
Keybindings
See Also
Authors And Contributors
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

portal [-a]

DESCRIPTION

portal provides a front-end to pkg(8).

Currently, the application is a MVP (Minimum Viable Product) which provides only the following features: packages listing and searching, installation and deinstallation of packages, and filtering based on the package state.

OPTIONS

The following options are supported by portal:
-v Display the current version of portal.
-a Use only ascii characters to draw the user interface. Otherwise, utf8 characters are used to make the interface look nicer, but it requires a utf8-compatible environment, together with a unicode font able to support a large subset of the utf8 character set.

INTERFACE

The user interface is made of two panels: the upper one displays a list of packages sorted by category, and the bottom one displays the description of the currently highlighted package. A single row separates the two panels, which displays the currently highlighted package’s comment line.

In the upper panel which displays the packages list, the following data appear from left to right:
Status The following markers are displayed depending on the package status:
+ The package is installed locally
+[-] The package is installed locally and marked to be deleted
+[^] The package is installed locally and is upgradable, meaning a newer version is available from remote repositories
+[+] The package is installed locally and marked to be upgraded
- The package is not installed locally
-[+] The package is not installed locally and marked to be installed
Name The package name
Local version
  The current version of the package if it is installed
Remote version
  The latest version of the package available from remote repositories

KEYBINDINGS

Ctrl-b / PageUp
  Scroll up one page within the listing panel.
Ctrl-f / PageDown
  Scroll down one page within the listing panel.
Ctrl-l Redraw display, useful in case some garbage appeared on the screen.
/ Search for packages. A popup window will appear allowing the user to specify the name of the package to be searched for.
+ Mark the currently selected package for installation.
- Mark the currently selected package for deinstallation.
f Filter the packages list. A second key must be pressed after ’f’ to select the filtering criteria to be used, which can be one of:
’+’ or ’i’ to only display installed packages
’-’ or ’a’ to only display available packages
’n’ to reset the filtering rules
’p’ to only display packages having pending actions
’u’ to only display upgradable packages
g Proceed with the installation / deinstallation of packages.
j Move down within the listing panel.
J Scroll down the description panel.
k Move up within the listing panel.
K Scroll up the description panel.
q Quit portal.

SEE ALSO

pkg(8)

AUTHORS AND CONTRIBUTORS


.An Frederic Culot Aq culot@FreeBSD.org

BUGS

See the issue tracker at https://github.com/culot/portal/issues

Please direct questions and issues to
.An Frederic Culot Aq culot@FreeBSD.org

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