Command line glob expansion broken-ish

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri May 21 22:46:49 UTC 2021

On May 21, 2021, at 17:28, Dave Horsfall wrote:

> On Thu, 20 May 2021, Ryan Schmidt wrote:
>> You can identify what you call zombie ports and what we call obsolete ports with:
>> port installed obsolete
> [...]
> is there a list somewhere of the recommended actions for the care and feeding of MacPorts?
> My schedule is on Sunday I run "port -u uninstall" and the following Monday "port selfupdate" and "port upgrade outdated" whilst answering the questions; that way I get a week before the outdated ports are removed after the updated ones have been installed.
> Is there anything else that I ought to be doing?

You might conceivably want to run "sudo port reclaim" on occasion to remove ports and distfiles that are no longer needed. Make sure you look at the list of ports it prints and confirm that none of them are needed by you before you allow it to uninstall them!

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