Updating bsd system

15-Jul-2016 21:03

One problem that many distro-hoppers and operating system enthusiasts encounter is having to master (or relearn) a set of package management commands each time they switch from one distribution group to another.

Additionally, the package management tools tend to evolve, with new features and even new commands added to every new version.

As always, we welcome corrections, updates and suggestions - if you spot any error or wish to have another package management utility added to this page, feel free to contact us (email address at the bottom of this page).

Execute a single command as another user (root is the default). Access is controlled by a configuration file and can be made quite complex (see the man page).

By default, any administrator use (bill of materials) file.

This can be used to find out what files an installer will add/replace in your system before running it.

It can also be used to find out what files a past install messed with.

As always, we welcome corrections, updates and suggestions - if you spot any error or wish to have another package management utility added to this page, feel free to contact us (email address at the bottom of this page).

Execute a single command as another user (root is the default). Access is controlled by a configuration file and can be made quite complex (see the man page).

By default, any administrator use (bill of materials) file.

This can be used to find out what files an installer will add/replace in your system before running it.

It can also be used to find out what files a past install messed with.

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