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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 <>
Subject: Re: bin/51269: pkg_info enhancements
Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2016 23:53:34 +0000

 On Sun, Jul 31, 2016 at 08:40:01PM +0000, Joerg Sonnenberger wrote:
  >>>>>>        pkg_info -Q PKGPATH -Q PKGNAME
  >>>>>  So, how would I know where one variable ends and the next one starts?
  >>>>  Uh, with getopt?
  >>>  In the output, not on the command line.
  >>  One per line, same as in +BUILD_INFO? That won't work if there are
  >>  multiple values for one of the variables, but that's not the common
  >>  case.
  >  It doesn't even work if there is no input, as that doesn't trigger any
  >  option at all.
 That's not the common case either. It could also print a blank line
 when there's no value.
  >  >  Also, right now if you run the above example with two -Q options
  >  >  pkg_info silently prints nothing, which does not seem like it's better
  >  >  behavior.
  >  It uses the common behavior of last argument in a group wins. PKGNAME
  >  has no defined value, so no output is given.
 Oops, my bad. n/m
 David A. Holland

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