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FIND-UPDATED(1) User Contributed Perl Documentation FIND-UPDATED(1)

find-updated -- generate a list of those ports depending on files that have been modified at a time different to the time stored in the cache.

find-updated [-hvq] [-c dir] [-C file] [-T file] [-p dir] [-o file]

find-updated scans through all of the file-objects stored in the cache, the whole ports tree and checks the modification time of each of them, comparing the last modification time as reported from the filesystem with the last modification time recorded in the cache when cache-init or cache-update was run.

It prints out a list of ports whose INDEX entries might have been affected by modifications to those files. The usual exemptions for ubiquitous (used by every port) and endemic (change unlikely to affect the INDEX) makefiles apply.

Ports being added or removed show up as modifications to the category makefile: find-updated does not currently attempt to display the portnames for new additions, but deletions will appear.

find-updated shares configuration files with portindex, portdepends cache-init, cache-update and make-readmes. Any configuration settings are taken from the following locations, where the later items on this list override the earlier:
  • Built-in settings from the FreeBSD::Portindex::Config perl module.
  • The system wide configuration file /usr/local/etc/portindex.cfg
  • The per-user configuration file ${HOME}/.portindexrc. This file is ignored if the process is run as root.
  • The local configuration file, found in the current working directory of the cache-init process ./.portindexrc. This file is ignored if the process is run as root.
  • The program command line.

All of the configuration files are optional. A summary of the resultant configuration options including the effect of any command line settings is printed as part of the help text when portindex is invoked with the "-h" option.

Print a brief usage message and a summary of the configuration settings after command line processing and then exit.
Turn on verbose output printed to "STDERR". This is the default.
Turn off verbose output to "STDERR". Using both the -v amd -q options together does not make any sense, but neither does it generate an error. The last mentioned of the two options will prevail.
-c dir
The location of the portindex data cache, by default /var/db/portindex.
-C file
Berkeley DB Btree file containing the cached and post-processed values of a number of "make" variables for all of the ports in the tree. This file name will be relative to the cache directory (-c option above) unless an absolute path is given. Defaults to portindex-cache.db.
-T file
A file within the cache directory whose modification time marks the last time that data was modified in or added to the cache. Defaults to portindex-timestamp
-o file
Filename to write the generated list of updated ports to. Setting this to - means output to STDOUT, which is the default.

The default ports directory.
The location of the data cache.
Btree file containing cached "make describe" output.
__db.001, __db.002, __db.003, __db.004
Files used as part of the internal workings of BerkeleyDB, for memory pool management and DB locking. Will be recreated automatically if deleted.
This file contains the last time and date that the cache was updated or modified.
System-wide configuration file.
Per-user configuration file
Local configuration file

portindex(1), cache-init(1), cache-update(1), cvsup(1), ports(7)

find-updated does not automatically discover either new ports, or newly created makefiles except for the files created when port options are defined.
2015-10-18 perl v5.32.1

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