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PORTINDEX(5)		    BSD	File Formats Manual		  PORTINDEX(5)

NAME
     INDEX -- File containing information about	the state of the ports tree

DESCRIPTION
     The port index file in /usr/ports contains	various	bits of	information
     about the ports tree.  Each major branch of FreeBSD has a separate	index
     file, named "INDEX-N", where N is the major version number	of the FreeBSD
     branch, i.e.: INDEX-7, or INDEX-8.

     name	 The name of the package.

     path	 The path to the port directory.

     install prefix
		 The default install prefix.

     short description
		 A short description.

     full description
		 The path to the full description.

     maintainer	email
		 The email address of the maintainer.

     index	 The categories	this port is part of.

     build dependencies
		 Ports required	to be installed	prior to building this port.

     run dependencies
		 Ports required	to be installed	for this port to run.

     website	 The project website for the port.

     e-deps	 Ports that may	be required to extract this port.

     p-deps	 Ports that may	be required to patch this port.

     f-deps	 Ports that may	be required to fetch this port.

FILES
     /usr/ports/INDEX-N	   where N is the major	version	number of the FreeBSD
			   branch.

EXAMPLES
     vim-6.3.15|/usr/ports/editors/vim|/usr/local|Vi "workalike", with many additional features|/usr/ports/editors/vim/pkg-descr|obrien@FreeBSD.org|editors|libiconv-1.9.2_1|libiconv-1.9.2_1|http://www.vim.org/|||

SEE ALSO
     build(7), ports(7)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Paul Armstrong and	Thomas Abthorpe
     <tabthorpe@FreeBSD.org>.

BSD			       October 14, 2012				   BSD

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