whohas - Man Page

find packages in various distributions' repositories


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


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.



Don't use multiple threads to query package lists (will be much slower)


Limit to one call per server. Faster, but loses some information, typically package size and release date.


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".


Package name to query for


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.


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>


0.29.1 Jonathan Wiltshire