[Ports] How to find where a port is located?
Pascal S Clermont
pascal at clermont.cc
Sat Jun 14 03:32:30 UTC 2008
> On 6/13/08, Chris Hill <chris at monochrome.org> wrote:
>> On Fri, 13 Jun 2008, Gilles wrote:
>>> Currently, to find where a software is located under /usr/ports/, I
>>> rune the "find" command. Is there a database that I could query
>>> instead so that it gives out the whole path to that the application?
> Have you looked into the whereis(1) command?
there is alot of differents ways to search for a port that you are
looking for. My first suggestion would be to read this article from the
Some people enjoy using some websites to do their searches since they
value that more information can be used to search.
Here are some of the sites :
These are ones that come to me as I am writing this, they're are most
likely several other websites that will give you some similar
information such as these.
I would suggest that you refer to the handbook when you ask yourself
questions concerning the operating system. The handbook is a great
reference that I even use quite often myself when I am in doubt on a
Pascal S. Clermont
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