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pkginfo(1)                       User Commands                      pkginfo(1)



NAME
       pkginfo - display software package information

SYNOPSIS
       pkginfo [-q | -x | -l]  [-p | -i]  [-r] [-a arch] [-v version] [-c cat-
       egory...] [pkginst...]

       pkginfo [-d device] [-R root_path] [-q | -x | -l]   [-a arch]  [-v ver-
       sion] [-c category...] [pkginst...]

DESCRIPTION
       pkginfo displays information about software packages that are installed
       on the system (with the first synopsis)  or that reside on a particular
       device or directory (with the second synopsis).

       Without  options, pkginfo lists the primary category, package instance,
       and the names of all completely installed and partially installed pack-
       ages. It displays one line for each package selected.

OPTIONS
       The  -p  and -i options are meaningless if used in conjunction with the
       -d option.

       The options -q, -x, and -l are mutually exclusive.

       -a arch         Specify the architecture of the package as arch.



       -c category     Display packages that match  category.  Categories  are
                       defined  with  the CATEGORY parameter in the pkginfo(4)
                       file. If more than one category is supplied, the  pack-
                       age  needs  to match only one category in the list. The
                       match is not case specific.



       -d device       Defines  a  device,  device,  on  which  the   software
                       resides.  device  can be an absolute directory pathname
                       or the identifiers for  tape,  floppy  disk,  removable
                       disk,  and  so  forth.  The special token  spool may be
                       used to indicate the default installation spool  direc-
                       tory (/var/spool/pkg).



       -i              Display information for fully installed packages only.



       -l              Specify  long  format,  which  includes  all  available
                       information about the designated package(s).



       -p              Display information for  partially  installed  packages
                       only.



       -q              Do  not  list  any  information. Used from a program to
                       check  whether or not a package has been installed.



       -r              List the installation base for relocatable packages.



       -R root_path    Defines the full path name of a directory to use as the
                       root_path. All files, including package system informa-
                       tion files, are relocated to a directory tree  starting
                       in the specified root_path.



       -v version      Specify the version of the package as version. The ver-
                       sion is defined  with  the  VERSION  parameter  in  the
                       pkginfo(4)   file.   All  compatible  versions  can  be
                       requested by preceding the version name  with  a  tilde
                       (~).  Multiple  white spaces are replaced with a single
                       white space during version comparison.



       -x              Designate an extracted listing of package  information.
                       The  listing contains the package abbreviation, package
                       name, package architecture (if available)  and  package
                       version (if available).



OPERANDS
       pkginst         A  package designation by its instance. An instance can
                       be the package abbreviation or a specific instance (for
                       example,  inst.1 or inst.2). All instances of a package
                       can be requested by inst.*. The asterisk character  (*)
                       is  a  special character to some shells and may need to
                       be escaped. In the C-Shell, "*" must be  surrounded  by
                       single quotes (') or preceded by a backslash (\).



EXIT STATUS
       0        Successful completion.



       >>0       An error occurred.



FILES
       /var/spool/pkg          default installation spool directory



ATTRIBUTES
       See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes:


       tab()     allbox;     cw(2.750000i)|    cw(2.750000i)    lw(2.750000i)|
       lw(2.750000i).  ATTRIBUTE TYPEATTRIBUTE VALUE AvailabilitySUNWcsu


SEE ALSO
       pkgtrans(1), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M), pkgrm(1M), pkginfo(4),
       attributes(5)

       Application Packaging Developer's Guide



SunOS 5.10                        6 Nov 2000                        pkginfo(1)