pkg version -L howto?

Robert Huff roberthuff at
Sat May 18 11:17:47 UTC 2013

Leslie Jensen writes:
>  pkg version -vIL
>  pkg: option requires an argument -- L
>  usage: pkg version [-IPR] [-hoqv] [-l limchar] [-L limchar] [[-X] -s string]
>                      [-r reponame] [-O origin] [index]
>          pkg version -t <version1> <version2>
>          pkg version -T <pkgname> <pattern>
>  According to "pkg help version" the -l -L should be followed by limchar.
>  Unfortunately it is not clear what limchar can be. Looking at the 
>  examples in help I drew the conclusion that limchar can be one of the 
>  following:
>  = < > ? !

	The limchar needs to be escaped, otherwise it gets picked off
by the shell.
	Grepped for my crontab:

pkg version -vl \<

						Robert Huff  

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