Where is port command documented?

chilli.namesake at gmail.com chilli.namesake at gmail.com
Mon Nov 14 10:53:24 UTC 2022

There is documentation for port command flags in the online manual pages:

     man port

also in Chapter 3 of the MacPorts Guide with examplese

Hope that helps.

> On Nov 14, 2022, at 04:14, Lukas Oberhuber <lukaso at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I was wondering where the port command flags are documented. For example, I'm trying to uninstall a port in a script, but when two versions of the port are installed, it interactively asks which I want to uninstall.
> The following versions of gimp3 are currently installed:
>  1) gimp3 @2.99.14_0+debugoptimized+quartz+vala
>  2) gimp3 @2.99.13_1+debugoptimized+quartz+vala (active)
> Enter option(s) [1-2/all]: 
> This kills my script. What I can't tell is if port -N uninstall gimp3 exists, or if that is only for port install.
> And before you say: "try it", it's on a ci system so a little harder to try, and really, I want a way to understand all the available flags.
> And finally, there is no error message when a flag is used in the wrong place, so that makes trial and error even harder. Example port install -N gimp3 does not apply the flag but doesn't error.
> Thanks for your help!
> Lukas
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