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PORTUPDATE-SCAN(8)	  BSD System Manager's Manual	    PORTUPDATE-SCAN(8)

NAME
     portupdate-scan --	scan /usr/ports/UPDATING, showing sections for in-
     stalled ports

SYNOPSIS
     portupdate-scan [-dhmuVv] [-a yyyymmdd date] [-D portdir] [--help]
		     [--version]

DESCRIPTION
     Reads port-related	files, including /usr/ports/UPDATING, and outputs
     those sections of UPDATING	that might be pertinent	to this	system.	 Only
     sections that apply to recognize ports that are known, and	not installed
     are omitted.

     The following options are available:

     -a	yyyymmdd date
	     only display sections later than the date specified in yyyymmdd
	     format

     -D	portsdir
	     use portsdir as ports directory instead of	/usr/ports

     -d	     output additional debugging information

     -h, --help
	     output command usage information and exit

     -m	     for MIXED sections, show breakdown	of which ports are installed
	     and not installed.	The verbose information	from the v flag	is a
	     superset of this.

     -u	     output information	on uninstalled ports (default: off)

     -v	     output more verbose information

     -V, --version
	     output version information	and exit

EXIT STATUS
     The portupdate-scan utility exits 0 on success, and >0 if an error	oc-
     curs.

FILES
     /usr/ports/UPDATING  port update news
     /usr/ports/INDEX	  port index file
     /usr/ports/MOVED	  record of port renames and deletions

EXAMPLES
     Basic normal operation:

	   portupdate-scan

     To	include	details	of installed/uninstalled ports for MIXED sections:

	   portupdate-scan -m

SEE ALSO
     ports(7)

AUTHORS
     Alex Stangl <alex@stangl.us>

BUGS
     The concept of machine-interpreting the AFFECTS: line in /usr/ports/UP-
     DATING, which were	intended for human consumption,	is dubious. It would
     be	nice to	evolve some more robust	method for communicating this informa-
     tion.

BSD			       November	5, 2007				   BSD

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