pkginfo - display software package information
pkginfo [-q | -x | -l] [-p | -i] [-r] [-a arch] [-
v version] [-c category...] [pkginst...]
pkginfo [-d device] [-R root_path] [-q | -x | -l] [-a arch]
[-v version] [-c category...] [pkginst...]
pkginfo displays information about software packages that
are installed on the system (with the first synopsis) or
that reside on a particular device or directory (with the
Without options, pkginfo lists the primary category, package
instance, and the names of all completely installed and par-
tially installed packages. It displays one line for each
The -p and -i options are meaningless if used in conjunction
with the -d option.
The options -q, -x, and -l are mutually exclusive.
Specify the architecture of the package as arch.
Display packages that match category. Categories are
defined with the CATEGORY parameter in the pkginfo(4)
file. If more than one category is supplied, the
package needs to match only one category in the list.
The match is not case specific.
Defines a device, device, on which the software
resides. device can be an absolute directory pathname
or the identifiers for tape, floppy disk, removable
disk, and so forth. The special token spool may be
used to indicate the default installation spool direc-
-i Display information for fully installed packages only.
-l Specify long format, which includes all available
information about the designated package(s).
-p Display information for partially installed packages
-q Do not list any information. Used from a program to
check whether or not a package has been installed.
-r List the installation base for relocatable packages.
Defines the full path name of a directory to use as
the root_path. All files, including package system
information files, are relocated to a directory tree
starting in the specified root_path.
Specify the version of the package as version. The
version is defined with the VERSION parameter in the
pkginfo(4) file. All compatible versions can be
requested by preceding the version name with a tilde
(~). Multiple white spaces are replaced with a single
white space during version comparison.
-x Designate an extracted listing of package information.
The listing contains the package abbreviation, package
name, package architecture (if available) and package
version (if available).
A package designation by its instance. An instance can
be the package abbreviation or a specific instance
(for example, inst.1 or inst.2). All instances of a
package can be requested by inst.*. The asterisk char-
acter (*) is a special character to some shells and
may need to be escaped. In the C-Shell, "*" must be
surrounded by single quotes (') or preceded by a
0 Successful completion.
>0 An error occurred.
default installation spool directory
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attri-
| ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE |
| Availability | SUNWcsu |
pkgtrans(1), pkgadd(1M), pkgask(1M), pkgchk(1M), pkgrm(1M),
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