Setting up an alias for 'pkg info | awk'

zep zgreenfelder at
Sat Jan 17 13:18:13 UTC 2015

> Hi,
> I am trying to list out all the ports on my system with a Bash shell
> alias :
> alias pia="pkg info | awk '{print $1}'"
> But this alias simply prints the output of 'pkg info'.
> Is there some way to do this ?

it doesn't make any sense to me why the alias wouldn't be working, but
another option would be to create /root/bin/pia, set the execute bit and
have the contents set to:
pkg info | awk '{print $1}'

then modify root's path to include ~/bin

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