Deriving base port/package names

Roger Marquis marquis at
Fri Apr 8 13:29:39 UTC 2016

Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:
> what would be a proper sort of sed command to extract
> _just_ the port/package names, without the version numbers attached?

This has changed in the past so may not currently be 100% correct but
these should work:

   awk -F'-[0-9]' '{ print $1 }'


   sed 's/-[0-9].*$//'

It's a good question in any case and the answer{,s} should probably be
added to pkg(8)'s EXAMPLES.


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