May 26, 2018

Quick display of files inside the FreeBSD ports tree

The portless utility is a small shell script which lets FreeBSD users quickly browse port descriptions given the port’s name or a glob. Basically to view the descriptions of GCC related ports you simply type portless gcc* and it will display all descriptions of the gcc* ports. There are options to display the port’s postinstall message or Makefile too. A manpage is included.