Subject: Re: pkgsrc reorg
To: Manuel Bouyer <>
From: David Maxwell <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 10/06/2000 13:37:54
On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 05:28:02PM +0200, Manuel Bouyer wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 06, 2000 at 11:47:12AM -0300, David Maxwell wrote:
> > A management tool could give you the same 'use regex to identify a useful
> > package' function.
> Will never be as flexible as find, grep, etc.

No, but it doesn't have to be _as_ flexible, it would just need to be able
to produce similar results for the reasonable use-cases.

pkg_detail -A | grep...
pkg_detail -a databases | grep...
pkg_detail -Am | grep DEPENDS
pkg_detail -Ap | grep '\$NetBSD\$'

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