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From: Ian Zimmerman <itz@××××××××××××.org>
To: Gentoo-User Mailinglist <gentoo-user@l.g.o>
Subject: [gentoo-user] query ebuild fields
Date: Fri, 21 Jun 2019 17:28:12
1 Is there a command to show the fields like DESCRIPTION and HOMEPAGE from
2 an installed ebuild, or is this one of the annoying gaps in the
3 framework that must be (and can be) trivially worked around?
5 Example: I have installed x11-terms/rxvt-unicode. I don't know what it
6 is (no, really! :-P ) and I sure as h*ll don't know the exact version
7 number I have. I want to visit the upstream website to learn more.
9 I know the following command will mostly do it, but it will
10 occassionally show too much and scroll the relevant result off the
11 screen. Also, being a search, it is much slower than necessary.
13 emerge --search --quiet n x11-terms/rxvt-unicode
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Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] query ebuild fields Grant Taylor <gtaylor@×××××××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] query ebuild fields Mick <michaelkintzios@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] query ebuild fields "Urs Schütz" <u.schutz@×××××××.ch>
Re: [gentoo-user] query ebuild fields throwd <throwd@××××.net>