Bug 229768

Summary: 'pkg info' man page needs to say it displays info about _installed_ packages
Product: Documentation Reporter: Michael Siegel <msi>
Component: Manual PagesAssignee: freebsd-pkg (Nobody) <pkg>
Status: New ---    
Severity: Affects Many People CC: doc
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Version: Latest   
Hardware: Any   
OS: Any   

Description Michael Siegel 2018-07-14 10:15:37 UTC
The manual page for 'pkg info' should clearly state that 'pkg info' displays information about installed packages only.

The NAME section currently just says: "pkg info – display information for packages".

The DESCRIPTION reads: "pkg info is used for displaying information for packages".

And while we're at it, I think it should rather be "information _about_ packages".


Thanks,

msi
Comment 1 Baptiste Daroussin freebsd_committer 2019-04-19 14:20:57 UTC
It displays info about installed packages and also about local package files:
pkg info -F ./mylocalpackage-version.txz