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PORTINDEX(5)		    BSD File Formats Manual		  PORTINDEX(5)

NAME
     INDEX — File containing information about the state of the ports tree

DESCRIPTION
     The port index file in /usr/ports contains various bits of information
     about the ports tree.  Each major branch of FreeBSD has a separate index
     file, named “INDEX-N”, where N is the major version number of the FreeBSD
     branch, i.e.: INDEX-7, or INDEX-8.
     name    The name of the package.
     path    The path to the port directory.
     install prefix
	     The default install prefix.
     short description
	     A short description.
     full description
	     The path to the full description.
     maintainer email
	     The email address of the maintainer.
     index   The categories this port is part of.
     build dependencies
	     Ports required to be installed prior to building this port.
     run dependencies
	     Ports required to be installed for this port to run.
     website
	     The project website for the port.
     e-deps  Ports that may be required to extract this port.
     p-deps  Ports that may be required to patch this port.
     f-deps  Ports that may be required to fetch this port.

FILES
     /usr/ports/INDEX-N	 where N is the major version number of the FreeBSD
			 branch.

EXAMPLES
     vim-6.3.15|/usr/ports/editors/vim|/usr/local|Vi "workalike", with many additional features|/usr/ports/editors/vim/pkg-descr|obrien@FreeBSD.org|editors|libiconv-1.9.2_1|libiconv-1.9.2_1|http://www.vim.org/|||

SEE ALSO
     build(1), csup(1), ports(7)

AUTHORS
     This manual page was written by Paul Armstrong and Thomas Abthorpe
     ⟨tabthorpe@FreeBSD.org⟩.

BSD			       January 28, 2009				   BSD
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