March 1, 2005
Gentoo Portage Search Tool: eix
I found a Portage search tool called eix. It looks like it has been around for a while, but I didn't notice it until recently. eix allows you to search with both regular expressions and fuzzy searches (match to "similar" strings). What's really nice is that it can search by information field (package name, description, license, etc). The output is clean and it's much faster than 'emerge -s'.
Posted by bcroft at March 1, 2005 6:59 PM