Tim Judd <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > I've been trying for a few weeks to try to get this to work, and the /bin/sh > keeps snagging the command line before passing it to pkg_info > > I'll use a different shell if I need to, but since I got everything except > this one thing working, i'd rather keep it in sh > > In the shell script, i have a > pkg_info -qLx "^$PKG-[0-9,._]+$" > also tried (-X)tended regex instead of the standard rege(-x). > > sh keeps erroring out saying various $" isn't a valid variable name, or > pkg_info doesn't find the anything there. And it does exist. This all came > around with me trying to automatically update a bunch of ports. xorg-fonts > is outdated, but xorg-fonts-100dpi or xorg-fonts-75dpi isn't. So the regex > returns multiple values (as above). I just want the first, hence the > anchors. > > Any ideas on how to get sh to let pkg_info see everything? Various escaping > around the end $ just doesn't work. I'll keep working on it, but i'd like > to see how you all would suggest getting it to work.
I am not sure what the problem is, but are you just looking for the output of "pkg_info -qxL" on the *first* instance of xorg-fonts-*? % pkg_info -qL `pkg_info | grep xorg-fonts | head -1 | cut -d\ -f1` FWIW, your regexp also looks faulty. -- Sahil Tandon <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"