Subject: Re: pkg_grep tool
To: Michael G. Schabert <>
From: Dave Huang <>
List: current-users
Date: 04/08/1999 21:35:31
On Thu, 8 Apr 1999, Michael G. Schabert wrote:
> >BTW, pkg_info -e 'whatever*' should is much faster and saves some typing :)
> So if you do a pkg_info -e perl, you just get another prompt, whether it's
> installed or not.

That's what the asterisk is for: pkg_info -e 'perl*' (or pkg_info -e
'*perl*' to make it more like the "grep" version). You don't get the
one-line description with -e though...
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