[Slackbuilds-users] Getting package descriptions

Antonio Hernández Blas hba.nihilismus at gmail.com
Mon Nov 24 05:02:44 UTC 2014

On Sun, Nov 23, 2014 at 10:18 PM, JCA <1.41421 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Is there a simple way of getting the description of each and every
> package hosted at slackbuilds.org? Many (most?) packages have names
> that are not all that descriptive, and therefore there are packages in
> there that one might be interested in, without knowing it.

If your SBo local repository is at /usr/ports:

find /usr/ports/ -iname "slack-desc" | while read f; do grep '^.*: ' $f |
head -1 ;done | sort > /tmp/descs.txt

And finally:

less -S /tmp/descs.txt

- Cheers

Antonio Hernández Blas | Oaxaca, México, Mx.
https://github.com/nihilismus | https://bitbucket.org/nihilismus |
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