How to find port name to use with the pkg install command

Matt Smith fbsd at
Fri Sep 23 12:34:09 UTC 2016

On Sep 23 08:04, Ernie Luzar wrote:
>Hello list,
>I am having trouble finding the port name to use with the "pkg 
>install" command. I used to use the ports web site

Can't you just use pkg search <thing to search for> ? So if I try pkg 
search postfix I see this: postfix-3.1.2_2,1 Secure alternative to 
widely-used Sendmail. Then I can run pkg install postfix-3.1.2_2,1 to 
install it.


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