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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 18:50:33 +0000
On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 02:45:01PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 25, 2016 at 10:35:00AM +0000, paul%whooppee.com@localhost wrote:
> > * Allow for querying of more than one variable at a time, by specifying
> > multiple -Q options
> > pkg_info -Q PKGPATH -Q PKGNAME
> So, how would I know where one variable ends and the next one starts?
Uh, with getopt?
> > * 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
> Given that this can be trivally written as shell loop, I don't see the
> point. [...]
"Because shell loops suck" seems like a reason.
You're really giving the impression of looking for excuses not to
change anything :-|
David A. Holland
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