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NAME

pkg_search -- print information about a package

SYNOPSIS

pkg_search [-kv] package pkg_search -s package pkg_search -d

DESCRIPTION

pkg_search queries the pkgsrc(7) index for a given package. If the pkgsrc(7) index is not available pkg_search fetches the pkg_summary(5) file. This file contains information about each package in a binary repository. The options are as follows: -d Download the pkg_summary(5) file. It gets overwritten if it is already installed. -k Also query the Info and WWW field. -s Show the description of a package. -v Print verbose information (Ports directory, URL, depencies)

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), pkg_summary(5), pkgsrc(7)

HISTORY

The pkg_search utility first appeared in DragonFly 1.11.

AUTHORS

pkg_search was written by Matthias Schmidt <matthias@dragonflybsd.org>. DragonFly 3.9 February 8, 2009 DragonFly 3.9