Listing ports that have updates available

Matthew Seaman matthew at
Mon Jan 13 11:38:13 UTC 2014

On 01/13/14 11:04, Jerry wrote:
> I use to use the following to get a list of ports that needed updating:
> 	/usr/sbin/pkg_version -vIL=
> Since updating to FreeBSD 10.0-RC3 that option is no longer available.
> Presently, I am using a quick hack to get a list applications that have
> updates available for them:
> 	portversion -v | grep -i "<"
> Is there a better method available? I compile all of the software on my
> machine. I don't use "pkg" to install anything.

If you have a local copy of /usr/ports with an up to date INDEX, then:

   pkg version -vIL=

(just one character's difference) -- or if you're using binary packages,

  pkg version -vRL=



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