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

mfv mfv at
Sun Sep 25 18:35:35 UTC 2016

> On Fri, 2016-09-23 at 08:04 Ernie Luzar <luzar722 at> 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
>It used to show the svn port names and now it shows the port version 
>names.  How is a person to find the svn port name?
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Hello Ernie,

Perhaps 'pkg search <package>' will work.

<package> will also match substrings.  For example,
'pkg search groff' will match two packages:

groff-1.22.2_4                 Software typesetting package
ja-groff-1.18.1_16             Japanese enhancement of GNU groff

and 'pkg search -o groff' will show the origin:

textproc/groff                 Software typesetting package
japanese/groff                 Japanese enhancement of GNU grof

See 'man pkg-search' for additional options.

Cheers ...


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