Listing ports that have updates available

Eduardo emorrasg at
Mon Jan 13 17:52:57 UTC 2014

El Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:04:22 -0500
Jerry <jerry at> escribió:
> 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.

I use 

portmaster -L | grep New

Don't know if it's better or faster or more accurate.



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