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Re: bin/51269: pkg_info enhancements
The following reply was made to PR bin/51269; it has been noted by GNATS.
From: David Holland <dholland-bugs%netbsd.org@localhost>
Subject: Re: bin/51269: pkg_info enhancements
Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:49:11 +0000
On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35:00AM +0000, paul%whooppee.com@localhost wrote:
> Some useful enhancements to pkg_info(1) would be:
> * Allow for querying of more than one variable at a time, by specifying
> multiple -Q options
> pkg_info -Q PKGPATH -Q PKGNAME
> * Allow querying for a list of packages that have a variable set, and/or
> packages that have a variable set to a specific value (and maybe even
> a third variant to get a list of packages that do _not_ set the variable).
> pkg_info -V variable_name
> pkg_info -V variable_name=value
> pkg_info -V \!variable
> * Allow querying for a list of automatic packages. Currently we have -a
> for "all" or -u for "user" but nothing for "automatic"
> * When querying a variable in multiple packages, (optionally) print each
> package name as well as the variable's value. Consider
> pkg_info -Q PKGPATH \*
This all seems reasonable to me but it's much more likely to happen
given a patch...
(Suggestion: use -o for printing the package name, to be like nm(1)
and some other similar things.)
David A. Holland
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