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Re: HELP (RPM - what package a file is from)



On Thu, 2008-11-27 at 20:49 +0000, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 27 November 2008 19:51:57 Todd Zullinger wrote:
> > The options work, but they must be specified correctly.  For example,
> > the --provides and --whatprovides options are "select-options" which
> > should be specified after the -q or --query option.  The man page does
> > show this IMO.
> >
> > SYNOPSIS
> >    QUERYING AND VERIFYING PACKAGES:
> >        rpm {-q|--query} [select-options] [query-options]
> > [...]
> >    select-options
> >         [PACKAGE_NAME] [-a,--all] [-f,--file FILE]
> >         [-g,--group GROUP] {-p,--package PACKAGE_FILE]
> >         [--fileid MD5] [--hdrid SHA1] [--pkgid MD5] [--tid TID]
> >         [--querybynumber HDRNUM] [--triggeredby PACKAGE_NAME]
> >         [--whatprovides CAPABILITY] [--whatrequires CAPABILITY]
> 
> Hold on - I think the missing key is there.  Are you saying that parameters 
> with { } are obligatory?  No-one has ever mentioned that before in anything 
> I've read.  That would explain a lot.

IIRC this is pretty standard syntax for man pages.

poc


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