Package Versions

List packages and versions matching a string. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Package Content

It is sometimes useful to obtain a list of files which were merged for a certain package. etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.

Little Known Facts

Some basic facts about gentoo.

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 etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.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 etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.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 etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.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 etcat and qpkg are superceded by equery as of portage-2.0.50 and gentoolkit-0.2.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.