Announcing pkg_search

Matthias Schmidt schmidtm at
Mon Dec 3 06:24:28 PST 2007

Hi guys,

I wrote a small script called pkg_search to help me searching my local  
pkgsrc tree for a package without using "bmake search key=".  Its not  
a big deal, but it eases my daily pkg_add life a bit :)


# pkg_search fvwm
fvwm-2.4.20         	Newer version of X11 Virtual window manager
fvwm-2.5.24         	Development version of X11 Virtual window manager
fvwm-themes-0.6.2nb8	Configuration framework for fvwm2 with samples
fvwm-wharf-1.0nb1   	Copy of AfterStep's Wharf compatible with fvwm2
fvwm1-1.24rnb1      	Virtual window manager for X
# pkg_search -i fvwm-2.5.24
Name	: fvwm-2.5.24-50
Dir	: wm/fvwm-devel
Desc	: Development version of X11 Virtual window manager
URL	: any
Deps	: perl>=5.0
You can find it and a man page here:

BTW:  It works under FreeBSD as well.  {Net,Open}BSD might work as  
well (with possible adoption), but I don't have machines here to test.



Dipl.-Inf. Matthias Schmidt <schmidtm at>
Dept. of Mathematics and Computer Science, Distributed Systems Group
Philipps-University of Marburg, Hans-Meerwein-Strasse, 35032 Marburg
Tel: +49-6421-2821591, Fax: +49-6421-2821573, Office C4347

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