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PORTINDEX(5)              FreeBSD File Formats Manual             PORTINDEX(5)

NAME
     INDEX - File containing information about the state of the ports tree

DESCRIPTION
     The port index file in /usr/ports contains various bits of information
     about the ports tree.  Each major branch of FreeBSD has a separate index
     file, named ``INDEX-N'', where N is the major version number of the
     FreeBSD branch, i.e.: INDEX-7, or INDEX-8.

     name        The name of the package.

     path        The path to the port directory.

     install prefix
                 The default install prefix.

     short description
                 A short description.

     full description
                 The path to the full description.

     maintainer email
                 The email address of the maintainer.

     index       The categories this port is part of.

     build dependencies
                 Ports required to be installed prior to building this port.

     run dependencies
                 Ports required to be installed for this port to run.

     website     The project website for the port.

     e-deps      Ports that may be required to extract this port.

     p-deps      Ports that may be required to patch this port.

     f-deps      Ports that may be required to fetch this port.

FILES
     /usr/ports/INDEX-N    where N is the major version number of the FreeBSD
                           branch.

EXAMPLES
     vim-6.3.15|/usr/ports/editors/vim|/usr/local|Vi "workalike", with many additional features|/usr/ports/editors/vim/pkg-descr|[email protected]|editors|libiconv-1.9.2_1|libiconv-1.9.2_1|http://www.vim.org/|||

SEE ALSO
     build(7), ports(7)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Paul Armstrong and Thomas Abthorpe
     <[email protected]>.

FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4        October 14, 2012        FreeBSD 11.1-RELEASE-p4
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