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HOSTSEARCH(1) FreeBSD General Commands Manual HOSTSEARCH(1)

hostsearch
query several hosts for installed Debian packages

hostsearch [
-f hostsfile
] pkgname...

hostsearch [
-hV
]

The hostsearch utility connects to several hosts using SSH and checks if the specified Debian packages are installed.
Options:
Specify the file containing the list of hosts to query (default: int.hoster.bg.z).
Display program usage information and exit.
Display program version information and exit.

The hostsearch utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

The hostsearch utility's operation is currently not directly affected by its environment.

The hostsearch utility reads the hosts list file (either int.hoster.bg.z or the one specified as an argument to the -f command-line option) to determine the list of hosts to connect to. This should be a plain text file containing one hostname per row.

Connect to the hosts listed in the int.hoster.bg.z file and list those that have curl installed:
hostsearch curl
Specify a different host list file and check for more packages:
hostsearch -f ringlet.z apt-listchanges sysgather

dpkg(1), ssh(1)

The hostsearch utility was written by Peter Pentchev in 2010.

Peter Penchev ⟨roam@ringlet.net⟩
August 17, 2010 FreeBSD 12.0-RELEASE

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