portsnap question

Colin Percival cperciva at freebsd.org
Thu Apr 27 23:31:20 UTC 2006

Jon Falconer wrote:
> Is there a utility that whould show what ports will be updated from the
> current "fetched" files? The man page does not indicate that there is a
> "show what would happen but don't do it" option.

I'm not sure why you would want to do this, but

sort /var/db/portsnap/INDEX |
	comm -3 - /usr/ports/.portsnap.INDEX |
	cut -f 1 -d '|'

should output the files/directories being added and removed in the
1st and 2nd columns respectively.  (Something which is modified
will appear in both columns, of course.)

Colin Percival

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