Can I avoid the display of pkg-messages in portmaster?

Leslie Jensen leslie at
Sun May 12 05:38:01 UTC 2013

I do some work on remote machines and sometimes I have a need to execute 
additional commands after for example a portmaster -a command.

Normally I use the "&&" to separate commands but this does not work when 
portmaster displays pkg-messages.

I cannot see in the portmaster manpage that there's a possibility to 
make the choice on displaying pkg-messages.

Maybe a suggestion to further enhance portmaster in the future.

To work around this I was thinking of maybe making a script that ran

portmaster -a then a command to "press space" until one is sure that all 
messages has been displayed.

On this I could need some help. My scripting skills are not that good.



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