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



On Friday 28 November 2008 14:20:57 Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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.
>
But one that I had obviously missed.  Maybe that's why I find some man pages 
absolutely fine, but can't make any sense of others.

IMO this comes under the heading of 'some people have "always" known that and 
some people will never find out' :-)

Anne

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