What is installed?This article shows you how to find out what packages/ports have been installed on your system and the file associated with those ports. You might also want to see Ports or Packages.
OK. What do I have installed?There is a directory which contains a list of everything you have installed on your machine. Here’s what I’ve found on one of my testbed machines:
$ cd /var/db/pkg $ ls -lt total 2 drwxr-xr-x 2 root bin 512 May 2 20:21 majordomo-1.94.4 drwxr-xr-x 2 root bin 512 Apr 23 07:48 screen-3.7.4
From the above, you can see that I’ve installed majordomo (version 1.94.4) and screen (version 3.7.4) on this machine. You can also see the date on which these ports were installed.
What came with this port?If you want to know what was installing as part of a particular port, it’s all in the directories in the example shown in the previous section. We will use screen for our example.
$ cd screen-3.7.4 $ ls -lt total 3 -rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 481 Apr 23 07:48 +CONTENTS -rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 512 Apr 23 07:48 +DESC -rw-r--r-- 1 root bin 31 Apr 23 07:48 +COMMENT
These files are used by the pkg_info command. Here’s some examples:
$ pkg_info screen-3.7.4 Information for screen-3.7.4: Comment: A multi-screen window manager. Description: Screen is a full-screen window manager that multiplexes a physical terminal between several processes (typically interactive shells). Each virtual terminal provides the functions of a DEC VT100 terminal, and in addition, several control functions from the ANSI X3.64 (ISO 6429) and ISO 2022 standards (e.g. insert/delete line and support for multiple character sets). There is a scrollback history buffer for each virtual terminal and a copy-and-paste mechanism that allows moving text regions between windows.
It should be pretty obvious to you where the above output comes from if you look at the file names listed above.