Announcing pkg_search

Matthias Schmidt schmidtm at
Mon Dec 3 05:24:54 PST 2007

[Resend to ports@, was first on current@]

Hi guys,

I wrote a small script called pkg_search to help me searching my local  
ports tree for a port/package without using "make search name=" or  
something like  Its not a big deal, but it eases my  
daily pkg_add life a bit :)

I created a port and submitted it as ports/118397.


% pkg_search fvwm2
fvwm2-i18n-imlib-2.4.20_1       Popular virtual window manager for X
% pkg_search -i fvwm2
Name    : fvwm2-i18n-imlib-2.4.20_1-50
Dir     : /usr/ports/x11-wm/fvwm2-i18n
Desc    : Popular virtual window manager for X
URL     :
Deps    : compositeproto-0.4

You can find it and a man page here:

BTW:  It works under DragonFly as well.  {Net,Open}BSD might work as  
well (with possible adoption), but I don't have machines here to test.



Dipl.-Inf. Matthias Schmidt <schmidtm at>
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Distributed Systems Group
Philipps-University of Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg
Tel: +49-6421-2821591, Fax: +49-6421-2821573, Office C4347

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