[Slackbuilds-users] Descriptive list of packages

Daniel Prosser dpross1100 at msn.com
Sun Jun 25 17:12:16 UTC 2017

I guess I'm not sure what exactly you're looking for, then. Are you planning to read the entire descriptive list you mentioned? Because unless you plan to read everything, there is always the need to select search terms. And if you don't plan to read the whole thing, then you might as well just search the full READMEs (there would be no reason for the shortened descriptive list).


On Jun 25, 2017 10:00 AM, Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

On Sun, 25 Jun 2017, Daniel Prosser wrote:

> If you have mirrored the repo locally you can just use find and grep, ie:
> find $REPO_ROOT -maxdepth 3 -mindepth 3 -name "README" | xargs grep -i searchterm


   Like a web search, sometimes the term we use is not the term used in the
package so we don't find what we want even if it exists.

> I think some of the SBO package management tools might also have a
> function built in to search in READMEs. sboui (which I wrote) has it at
> least.

   I tried using sbopkg's 'view README' but it dumped me back to the list of

Thanks for the reply,

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