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



On Fri, 2008-11-28 at 19:17 +0000, g wrote:
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> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
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> > Indeed. In fact I don't know if it's even documented anywhere.
> 
> years back when using cromix, it was documented. but i do believe that like
> a lot of other man pages, things have been downsized or eliminated and moved
> into info. tho info is nothing but man pages made harder to search thru.
> 
> > man-pages(7) describes the format of man pages, but doesn't say anything
> > about "{}" that I can see (look under SYNPOSIS).
> 
> as an example, sl5.4 does not have man-pages(7). :(
> 
> where are you getting "{}". i do see "[]", in man pages, that is.

Read the thread from the beginning. Anne hadn't understood that a
synopsis line such as:

       rpm {-q|--query} [select-options] [query-options]

means that exactly one of "-q" or "--query" is *required* (for this
invocation of rpm of course).

poc


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