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PKG-QUERY(8)            FreeBSD System Manager's Manual           PKG-QUERY(8)

NAME
     pkg query - query information for installed packages

SYNOPSIS
     pkg query <query-format> <pkg-name>
     pkg query [-a] <query-format>
     pkg query -F <pkg-name> <query-format>
     pkg query -e <evaluation-condition> <query-format>
     pkg query [-gix] <query-format> <pattern> <...>

DESCRIPTION
     pkg query is used for displaying information about packages.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported by pkg query:

     -a  Match all packages from the database

     -e  Match packages using the given evaluation-condition. See EVALUATION
         FORMAT for details.

     -F pkg-name
         Display information only for the package file pkg-name

     -i  Make the standard or regular expression (-x) matching against
         pkg-name case insensitive.

     -g  Treat <pattern> as a glob pattern.

     -x  Treat <pattern> as a regular expression according to the "modern" or
         "extended" syntax of re_format(7).

QUERY FORMAT
     There are two type of keyword for the query format: the multiline and the
     normal one. Only one type of multiline pattern is accepted for a given
     query.

   Normal patterns:
     %n  Name of the matched package

     %v  Version of the matched package

     %o  Origin of the matched package

     %p  Prefix of the matched package

     %m  Maintainer of the matched package

     %c  Comment of the matched package

     %e  Description of the matched package

     %w  Home page of the matched package

     %l  license logic of the matched package - nothing for single, & for AND,
         and | for OR

     %s[bh]
         The flat size of the matched package, where b is in bytes, and h is
         in human readable format.

     %a  Returns 1 if the matched package is an orphan package and can be pkg-
         autoremove(1)'d, 0 otherwise

     %q  Architecture of the matched package

     %k  Returns 1 if the matched package is locked against modification or
         deletion, 0 otherwise

     %M  message contain in the matched package

     %t  Timestamp that the package was installed

     %?[drCFODLUGBbA]
         Returns 0 if the list is empty and 1 if the list has information to
         display

         d       for dependencies

         r       for reverse dependencies

         C       for categories

         F       for files

         O       for options

         D       for directories

         L       for licenses

         U       for users

         G       for groups

         B       for required shared libraries

         b       for provided shared libraries

         A       for annotations

     %#[drCFODLUGBbA]
         Returns the number of elements in the list

         d       for dependencies

         r       for reverse dependencies

         C       for categories

         F       for files

         O       for options

         D       for directories

         L       for licenses

         U       for users

         G       for groups

         b       for shared

         B       for required shared libraries

         b       for provided shared libraries

         A       for annotations

   Multiline patterns:
     %d[nov]
         Expands to the list of dependencies for the matched package, where n
         stands for the package name, o for the package origin, and v for the
         package version.

     %r[nov]
         Expands to the list of reverse dependencies for the matched package,
         where n stands for the package name, o for the package origin, and v
         for the package version.

     %C  Expands to the list of categories the matched package belongs to.

     %F[ps]
         Expands to the list of files of the matched package, where p stands
         for path, and s for sum.

     %D  Expands to the list of directories of the matched package.

     %O[kvdD]
         Expands to the list of options of the matched package, where k stands
         for option key, v for option value, d for option default value and D
         for option description.  Option default values and descriptions are
         optional metadata and may beblank for certain packages.

     %L  Expands to the list of license(s) for the matched package.

     %U  Expands to the list of users needed by the matched package.

     %G  Expands to the list of groups needed by the matched package.

     %B  Expands to the list of shared libraries used by programs from the
         matched package.

     %b  Expands to the list of shared libraries provided by the matched
         package.

     %A[tv]
         Expands to the list of annotations for the matched package, where t
         stands for the annotation tag, and v stands for the annotation value.

EVALUATION FORMAT
     Packages can be selected by using expressions comparing Variables (see
     below) to string or integer values. The mode of comparison is specified
     by the Operator (also listed below).  Expressions can be combined using
     && (for and) and || (for or).  Parentheses can be used for grouping in
     the usual manner.

     String values are either any text not containing whitespace (possibly
     followed by but not including whitespace) or any text enclosed in single
     or double quotes.

   Variables
     %n  Name of the package (type string)

     %o  Origin of the package (type string)

     %p  Prefix of the package (type string)

     %m  Maintainer of the package (type string)

     %c  Comment of the package (type string)

     %e  Description of the package (type string)

     %w  WWW address of the package (type string)

     %s  Flatsize of the package (type integer)

     %a  Automatic status of the package (type integer)

     %q  Architecture of the package (type string)

     %k  Locking status of the package (type integer)

     %M  Message of the package (type string)

     %t  Timestamp that the package was installed (type integer)

     %i  Additionnal information about the package (type string)

     %#[drCFODLUGBbA]
         Number of elements in the list of information (type integer).  See %?
         above for what information is used.

   Operators
     ~   String glob pattern matching

     >[=]
         Integer comparison

     <[=]
         Integer comparison

     =[=]
         Integer or string equality comparison

     !=  Integer or string inequality comparison

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg query.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.

     PKG_DBDIR

FILES
     See pkg.conf(5).

EXIT STATUS
     The pkg query utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error occurs.

EXAMPLES
     List all installed packages by name-version:
           $ pkg query %n-%v

     List all dependencies for a package by origin:
           $ pkg query %do subversion

     List all dependencies by package name-version:
           $ pkg query %dn-%dv subversion

     List all reverse dependencies for a package:
           $ pkg query %ro perl

     List all files and their known checksums for a package:
           $ pkg query '%Fp %Fs' perl

     List all files for all packages:
           $ pkg query '%o: %Fp'

     List all packages with no reverse dependencies:
           $ pkg query -e '%#r = 0' %o

     List non-automatic packages:
           $ pkg query -e '%a = 0' %o

     List automatic packages:
           $ pkg query -e '%a = 1' %o

SEE ALSO
     pkg.conf(5), pkg(8), pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(8), pkg-audit(8),
     pkg-autoremove(8), pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8), pkg-clean(8),
     pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8), pkg-create(8), pkg-delete(8),
     pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8), pkg-register(8),
     pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8), pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8),
     pkg-shlib(8), pkg-stats(8), pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8),
     pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8), pkg-which(8)

FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE        December 5, 2013        FreeBSD 11.0-PRERELEASE

NAME | SYNOPSIS | DESCRIPTION | OPTIONS | QUERY FORMAT | EVALUATION FORMAT | ENVIRONMENT | FILES | EXIT STATUS | EXAMPLES | SEE ALSO

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