Scott Webster sewebster at
Mon Aug 9 12:00:40 PDT 2010

On Mon, Aug 9, 2010 at 11:53 AM,  <tome at> wrote:
> On ticket 25926 the suggestion was to edit the portfile.  Not having the
> portfile on my machine I had to attempt the install again and then after it
> failed find the portfile and edit it as suggested.  Was there a way I could
> have gotten the portfile for edit, without having to wait for the failure,
> and then continue the install with the edited portfile?

"port cat portname" shows you the portfile for portname

"port dir portname" shows you the directory on your system where the
file resides.  You don't need to have the port installed.


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