Searching for FreeBSD ports


On today’s installment of things you already know unless you don’t, have a tip from the fine FreeBSD maintainers I noted when booting recently:

Want to find a specific port, just type the following under /usr/ports or one its subdirectories:

make search name=<port-name>
make search key=<keyword>

I did not know this!

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