If memory serves me right, Thomas Schuerger wrote:
> > > Is there already a tool that checks the installed ports for available
> > > updates in /usr/ports?
> > >
> > > I've written such a tool, which seems to work fine already. Anyone
> > > interested?
> > pkg_version(1)
> Ah, haven't seen that before. The output of pkg_version is very
> canonical, but not very readable for humans. And it's slower than my
> version... ;-)
Without having looked at ports_updates yet, let me just mention that:
1. If you want human-readable output, try "pkg_version -v". Maybe
that should have been a default; certainly I always run it that way.
But in the case that a program was going to postprocess the output, I
didn't want it to have to wade through a bunch of pretty-printing stuff
to get the results it needed.
2. When I was writing pkg_version, speed wasn't exactly a big priority
to me, since pretty much *anything* was faster than what I was doing.
PS. I've been really bad about ignoring suggestions for pkg_version,
mostly because it does everything I need/want it to do right now.
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