finding which apps use a given port

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Fri Aug 29 18:57:07 UTC 2008

Zbigniew Szalbot writes:

>  For a long time there has been a problem with posix-something port (as 
>  reported by portaudit) and I do not see an update to this particular 
>  port. How would I go about checking which ports/applications use this 
>  particular posix port? I am tempted to remove it but need to check why 
>  it is there in first place...

	pkg_info -R <port_name>
	This assumes you have it installed.  If not, you can try
grepping the ports tree ... which can get messy if many ports depend
on it.

				Robert Huff

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