How do I search inside long descriptions

Malcolm Fitzgerald mfitzgerald at
Mon Jun 18 23:30:37 PDT 2007

On 19/06/2007, at 3:42 PM, paul beard wrote:

> On Jun 18, 2007, at 10:22 PM, Malcolm Fitzgerald wrote:
>> % port info spreadsheet
>> Error: Port spreadsheet not found
> is there a port called 'spreadsheet'? Trying that command for a 
> known-good port gives me this: 
> [/Users/paul]:: port info gnumeric
> gnumeric 1.7.9, Revision 1, gnome/gnumeric (Variants: universal)
> A spreadsheet with gnome support.
> Build Dependencies: gnome-doc-utils
> Library Dependencies: libgsf, goffice, libgnomeprintui, dbus, dbus-glib
> Platforms: darwin

The words "known-good port" represent the blank that I'm trying to 
fill. I want to be able to search for text inside the port's 
long-description. I'd like to discover the "known-good" spreadsheets, 
etc that are in MacPorts. At present I have to go to the the freebsd 
ports web site, search there, then see if any of the ports that I've 
found are available in MacPorts.


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