port list inactive output expected?

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at macports.org
Wed Apr 18 23:14:04 PDT 2007

On Apr 19, 2007, at 01:09, jeanpierre at gmail.com wrote:

>>> is the output from 'port list inactive' expected? it appears to  
>>> list the active port version and revision rather than the  
>>> inactive one.
>> yes it is, although it might be confusing.
>> to get a list of inactive ports, type
>>    port echo inactive
> port echo that is somewhat odd dont you think

Perhaps. It is, nevertheless, the way that port works.

"port list" certainly behaves exactly as documented in "man port":

      If no argument is given, display a list of the the latest  
version of all
      available ports.  If portname(s) are given as arguments,  
display a list
      of the latest version of each port.

Perhaps it would be clearer if "port list" were called "port latest".  
But it's not.

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