list problem with MacPorts 2.2.0

Richard Stanton stanton at
Tue Aug 6 01:22:03 PDT 2013

On Aug 6, 2013, at 12:29 AM, Richard Stanton <stanton at> wrote:

> If I try and do this in one step with the command "port list py*, I 
> get just a single result:
> python-mode.el                 @1.0            lang/python-mode.el
> Is this a bug or am I missing something?

You probably have to escape the asterisk, or your shell will use it to perform filename generation.

    % port list py\*
    % port list "py*"
    % port list 'py*'

Tangentially, you may really want "port echo" instead of "port list", as "port echo" is much faster. See the port(1) man page.



Good point! Thanks.

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