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Manual Reference Pages  -  PORTUPDATE-SCAN (8)

NAME

portupdate-scan - scan /usr/ports/UPDATING, showing sections for installed ports

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Exit Status
Files
Examples
See Also
Authors
Bugs

SYNOPSIS

portupdate-scan [-dhmuVv] [-a yyyymmdd date] [-D portdir] [--help] [--version]

DESCRIPTION

Reads port-related files, including /usr/ports/UPDATING, and outputs those sections of UPDATING that might be pertinent to this system. Only sections that apply to recognize ports that are known, and not installed are omitted.

The following options are available:
-a yyyymmdd date
  only display sections later than the date specified in yyyymmdd format
-D portsdir
  use portsdir as ports directory instead of /usr/ports
-d output additional debugging information
-h -, --help
  output command usage information and exit
-m for MIXED sections, show breakdown of which ports are installed and not installed. The verbose information from the v flag is a superset of this.
-u output information on uninstalled ports (default: off)
-v output more verbose information
-V -, --version
  output version information and exit

EXIT STATUS


.Ex -std

FILES

/usr/ports/UPDATING
  port update news
/usr/ports/INDEX port index file
/usr/ports/MOVED record of port renames and deletions

EXAMPLES

Basic normal operation:

    portupdate-scan

To include details of installed/uninstalled ports for MIXED sections:

    portupdate-scan -m

SEE ALSO

ports(7)

AUTHORS


.An Alex Stangl Aq alex@stangl.us

BUGS

The concept of machine-interpreting the AFFECTS: line in /usr/ports/UPDATING, which were intended for human consumption, is dubious. It would be nice to evolve some more robust method for communicating this information.
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