whohas man page

whohas — find packages in various distributions' repositories

Syntax

whohas [--no-threads] [--shallow] [--strict] [-d Dist1[,Dist2[,Dist3 etc.]]] pkgname

Description

whohas is a command line tool to query package lists from the Arch, Debian, Fedora, Gentoo, Mandriva, openSUSE, Slackware, Source Mage, Ubuntu, FreeBSD, NetBSD, OpenBSD, Fink, MacPorts and Cygwin distributions.

Options

--no-threads
Don't use multiple threads to query package lists (will be much slower)
--shallow
Limit to one call per server. Faster, but loses some information, typically package size and release date.
--strict
List only those packages that have exactly pkgname as their name.
-d Dist1[,Dist2[,Dist3 etc.]]
Queries only for packages for the listed distributions. Recognised values for Dist1, Dist2, etc. are "archlinux", "cygwin", "debian", "fedora", "fink", "freebsd", "gentoo", "mandriva", "macports", "netbsd", "openbsd", "opensuse", "slackware", "sourcemage", and "ubuntu".
pkgname
Package name to query for

Files

whohas uses various files in ~/.whohas to cache package lists for some distributions.

See Also

See intro.txt or intro.html notes on using whohas.

Authors

whohas is written and maintained by Philipp Wesche <phi1ipp@yahoo.com>

This man page was written by Jonathan Wiltshire <debian@jwiltshire.org.uk> for the Debian project and adapted for a new version by Philipp Wesche <phi1ipp@yahoo.com>

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