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PKG-ANNOTATE(8)         FreeBSD System Manager's Manual        PKG-ANNOTATE(8)

NAME
     pkg annotate - add, modify or delete arbitrary annotations from packages

SYNOPSIS
     pkg annotate [-qy] -A|M [-Cgix] pkg-name tag [value]
     pkg annotate [-qy] -S|D [-Cgix] pkg-name tag
     pkg annotate [-qy] -a -A|M tag [value]
     pkg annotate [-qy] -a -S|D tag

     pkg annotate [--{quiet,yes}] --{add|modify}
                  [--{case-sensitive,case-insensitive,glob,regex}] pkg-name
                  tag [value]
     pkg annotate [--{quiet,yes}] --{show|delete}
                  [--{case-sensitive,case-insensitive,glob,regex}] pkg-name
                  tag
     pkg annotate [--{quiet,yes}] --all --{add|modify} tag [value]
     pkg annotate [--{quiet,yes}] --all --{show|delete} tag

DESCRIPTION
     pkg annotate is used to add, modify, delete or show package annotations.
     These are freeform tag-value pairs which may contain any arbitrary text.
     Tags must be unique per package, but there is no restriction on what text
     values may be attached to them.

     The tag is always specified on the command line, but when adding or
     modifying an annotation, the value may be supplied either on the command
     line or as a text stream on stdin.

OPTIONS
     The following options are supported by pkg annotate:

     -a, --all
             Annotate all installed packages.

     -A, --add
             The operation is to add a new annotation.  Attempting to add an
             annotation with a tag that already applies to that package is an
             error, but this will not cause pkg annotate to exit before
             attempting to apply the annotation to all remaining matched
             packages.

     -C, --case-sensitive
             Make the standard or the regular expression (-x) matching against
             pkg-name case sensitive.

     -D, --delete
             The operation is to delete an annotation.  Only the tag needs to
             be specified.  Attempting to delete an annotation which does not
             exist on a package is an error, but this will not prevent pkg
             annotate carrying on to delete the annotation from all matched
             packages.

     -g, --glob
             Treat pkg-name as a shell glob pattern.

     -i, --case-insensitive
             Make the standard or the regular expression (-x) matching against
             pkg-name case insensitive.  This is the default, unless modified
             by setting CASE_SENSITIVE_MATCH to true in pkg.conf.

     -M, --modify
             The operation is to modify a previously existing annotation.
             Functionally, this behaves similarly to -A except that it will
             succeed irrespective of whether the tag already applies to all
             the matched packages.

     -q, --quiet
             Operate quietly: do not output anything other than confirmatory
             questions.

     -S, --show
             Display the annotation identified by tag for each matched
             package.

     -x, --regex
             Treat pkg-name as a regular expression according to the "modern"
             or "extended" syntax of re_format(7).

     -y, --yes
             Assume "yes" as the answer to all questions.

ENVIRONMENT
     The following environment variables affect the execution of pkg annotate.
     See pkg.conf(5) for further description.

     PKG_DBDIR

     DEFAULT_ALWAYS_YES

     ASSUME_ALWAYS_YES

     CASE_SENSITIVE_MATCH

FILES
     See pkg.conf(5).

EXAMPLES
     Annotate the nginx package with the tag foo and a value of bar:
           # pkg annotate -A nginx foo bar

     View all annotations on a package:
           $ pkg info nginx

     Remove the annotation:
           # pkg annotate -D nginx foo

     Show all packages with the foo annotation:
           # pkg annotate --all --show foo

SEE ALSO
     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-audit(8), pkg-autoremove(8), pkg-backup(8), pkg-check(8),
     pkg-clean(8), pkg-config(8), pkg-convert(8), pkg-create(8),
     pkg-delete(8), pkg-fetch(8), pkg-info(8), pkg-install(8), pkg-lock(8),
     pkg-query(8), pkg-register(8), pkg-repo(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8),
     pkg-set(8), pkg-shell(8), pkg-shlib(8), pkg-ssh(8), pkg-stats(8),
     pkg-update(8), pkg-updating(8), pkg-upgrade(8), pkg-version(8),
     pkg-which(8)

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4          May 17, 2014          FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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