genlop - The emerge Log Parser

When managing the packages installed on your system emerge logs start and stop times of merging and unmerging packages.

Running emerge as User

Normal users will most certainly experience some problems running emerge because it does not have the permissions required to cache calculations.

Display Package Dependencies

A list of packages which depend on the specified package can be retrieved by the following. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Display Package Changelog

This feature has not been implemented in gentoolkit-0.2 yet but the etcat variant which is presented below does still work. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Display Installed Package Size

The size of an installed package can be retrieved by equery size STRING. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Package for a File

The commands presented below attempt to find an installed package which is responsible for merging the desired file. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

XFree Screenshots: Import

The import program offers you a nice and quick way to take screenshots from your X server and saving it in a variety of formats. It belongs to the ImageMagick package which contains tools to create edit and convert images.

strings

The strings command extracts ASCII strings from files, even binaries.

RSync over SSH

Although rsync is also able to connect to a daemon to synchronize with remote locations, it isn’t always possible to install or customize a remote rsync server, which makes tunnelling through SSH the only alternative. This also ensures privacy and data integrity.

Null Termination

Please refer to Handling Filenames with Spaces