On Tue, Jun 10, 2008 at 10:41:25PM -0700, Jeremy Chadwick wrote: > On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 12:09:33AM -0500, Novembre wrote: > > Two questions: > > 1) Is it possible to determine the date a port/package is installed? > > ls -ld /var/db/pkg/<port>, use the mtime of the directory. > > > 2) How can I delete all the ports/packages installed after a certain date? > > Use a combination of find with the -mtime flag, and pkg_delete.
Not really. This is a bit dangerous. The dangerous part is "the mtime of the directory". It would be much better to use the mtime of the +CONTENTS file, since it never changes *after* the package has been installed. It is possible, though not certain, that the mtime of the directory may change if another package is installed later which depends on this one - pkg_add(1) then updates some files, most notably +REQUIRED_BY, to reflect the new dependency, so that pkg_delete(1) may warn you later if you try to delete something that other packages depend on. Of course, the part with "the mtime of the directory may change" depends a bit on the filesystem used, but I find it easier to just rely on the +CONTENTS file that I'm sure should never change - unless I edit it by hand, but then all bets are off :) Novembre, you might want to try something like: # Change the working directory for easier path handling cd /var/db/pkg # Create a temporary file with the modification time set to the date # that you want to examine (in this case, May 15, 2008, 11:00am) touch -t 200805151100 /tmp/stamp # Find all +CONTENTS files that have a modification time later than that # of the "stamp" file find . -type f -name '+CONTENTS' -mnewer /tmp/stamp # Extend the previous command - get only the second component of the # file path, which is the name of the package directory, which coincides # with the name of the package :) find . -type f -name '+CONTENTS' -mnewer /tmp/stamp | cut -d/ -f2 That should give you a list; you may redirect it to a file or, if you are feeling really adventurous, just pipe it to | xargs pkg_delete :) G'luck, Peter -- Peter Pentchev [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] PGP key: http://people.FreeBSD.org/~roam/roam.key.asc Key fingerprint FDBA FD79 C26F 3C51 C95E DF9E ED18 B68D 1619 4553 I had to translate this sentence into English because I could not read the original Sanskrit.
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