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

NAME
     pkg shell - interact with the pkg database

SYNOPSIS
     pkg shell

DESCRIPTION
     pkg shell is used to interact with the local or remote database through a
     sqlite3 console.  Extreme care should be taken when using this command.

     Do not rely on this command.  The underlying schema is subject to change
     on any release.  Use pkg-query(8), pkg-rquery(8), pkg-search(8) and
     pkg-set(8) instead for querying and modifying the database.  These
     commands are expected to have a stable API, unlike the database schema.

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

     PKG_DBDIR

FILES
     See pkg.conf(5).

SEE ALSO
     pkg_printf(3), pkg_repos(3), pkg-repository(5), pkg.conf(5), pkg(8),
     pkg-add(8), pkg-annotate(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-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        November 18, 2014       FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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