portmaster options

Bas Smeelen b.smeelen at ose.nl
Fri Oct 12 12:14:48 UTC 2012

On 10/12/2012 01:57 PM, jb wrote:
> jb <jb.1234abcd <at> gmail.com> writes:
>> ...
>>>       --index-only
>>>           do not try to use /usr/ports.  For updating ports when no
>>>           /usr/ports
>>>           directory is present the -PP|--packages-only option is required.
>>>           See the ENVIRONMENT section below for additional requirements.
>> ...
> And -PP|--packages-only option implies "index only" entry behavior, so there
> is redundancy here as well.
> Does anybody know where this --index-only option really matter ?
> jb

Well /usr/local/sbin/portmaster is a _big_  shell script
You could read through it to find the answer to your question

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