Project ideas page: UPDATING parser and displayer

Miroslav Lachman 000.fbsd at
Sat Oct 20 04:24:43 PDT 2007

Beat Gätzi wrote:

> Hi,
> I read at the project idea page about the UPDATING parser and displayer.
>  I wrote a small script that parses and displays entries from
> /usr/ports/UPDATING: pkg_updating
> With the -p argument only entries for the given portname are shown.
> Without the -p argument entries for all installed ports are shown. The
> -f defines an alternative location of the UPDATING file. With the -d
> argument only newer entries than the given date are shown.
> Examples:
> Shows all entries of all installed ports:
> # pkg_updating
> Shows all entries of all installed ports since 2007-01-01
> # pkg_updating -d 20070101
> Shows all entries for all apache ports
> # pkg_updating -p apache

It would be better if one can omit -p. Then pkg_updating will be more 
"compatible" with other pkg_* commands (e.g. pkg_info which shows all 
installed packages without any argument or just info for given package[s].
(so one can use `pkg_updating apache mysql` and get information for both)

Anyway your work is good!

Miroslav Lachman

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