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The initial version was a cut'n'paste from the man command, which produces weird wiki formatting.



      lvu - query/view lunar package management information


      lvu alien|leafs|orphans|pam
      lvu cd|what|where|website|sources|urls|maintainer|version <module>
      lvu compile|compiler|links|install|sum|md5sum <module>
      lvu export|import [snapshot]
      lvu moonbase|html|updatelog|activity
      lvu search "phrase"
      lvu service port|acronym
      lvu newer|older <yyyymmdd>
      lvu from <path/file>
      lvu installed [module]
      lvu conflicts
      lvu held|exiled|expired
      lvu section [section]
      lvu voyeur [delay or module]
      lvu depends <module>
      lvu tree <module>
      lvu stree <module>
      lvu eert <module>
      lvu size [module]
      lvu new|submit|edit|unedit [module]
      lvu $MODULE_SCRIPT <module>


      lvu(1)  is  Copyright  (C) 2002-2003 Terry Chan with portions copyrighted by
      previous authors 2001-2002 lvu(1) also contains material which is  Copyright
      (C) Lunar-Linux team.


      lvu is part of the lunar source-based package management suite. It is a gen-
      eral purpose command-line tool for displaying package logs, version informa-
      tion,  checking  for  installed  packages, checksums, message digests, main-
      tainer  information,  package  URL  information,  displaying  new  packages,
      untracked  files,  sections, searching for files that are installed, finding
      when modules were created and packages in the  software  catalogue.  It  can
      even  take  and  retrieve snapshots of currently installed packages for easy


             find and display all files which are not  currently  tracked  by  the
             lunar package management system
             displays installed modules that have no explicit dependencies on them
             displays installed modules that are missing required dependencies
             display modules installed that are pam aware
      cd <module>
             changes current directory to the given module and execs a new shell
      what <module>
             view the long package description
      where <module>
             display the section a module belongs to
      website <module>
             display the URL for the specified module
      sources <module>
             list all source files contained in a module
      urls <module>
             list all URLs for a module
      maintainer <module>
             display  the  email  address  of the person currently responsible for
             maintaining a specified module
      version <module>
             display version of module in moonbase
      compile <module>
             show the compiler output generated when the module was built
      compiler <module>
             display the version of compiler used for creating the  ELF  files  in
      links <module>
             display  the  modules  that  this  module's ELF binary files actually
             links to
      install <module>
             used to determine what files were installed by  a  module  and  where
             those files are located
             display modules with conflicting files
             display held modules
             display exiled modules
             display a list of modules which will be updated by a `lunar renew`
      sum <module>
             print CRC checksums for modules(s). If no module is given it defaults
             to all.
      md5sum <module>
             print module MD5 message digests  (fingerprints).  If  no  module  is
             given it default to all
             take a snapshot of all modules and configuration currently installed
      import snapshot
             restore  the  snapshot  from  a  previous lvu export command (see the
             export option)
             prints the entire moonbase
             prints the entire moonbase in a nice html format
             view summary log of previous lunar update
             view the main lunar activity log
      search "phrase"
             Searches modules long descriptions for phrase
      service port|acronym
             displays modules that provide the given service port|acronym
      newer date
             print packages that are newer than a specified date. the date must be
             specified in the 'yyyymmdd' format, where y=year, m=month, and d=day
      older date
             print packages that are older than a specified date. the date must be
             specified in the 'yyyymmdd' format, where y=year, m=month, and d=day
      from <path/><file>
             find out what module has <path>/file installed
      installed <module>
             view all installed packages  and  corresponding  version  numbers  or
             check  to  see whether a particular package is installed and if it is
             installed display its version number
      section <module>
             view a list of all sections in the software catalogue  or  display  a
             list of packages from a specific section
      size <module>
             display  the  size of a given module or all your installed modules in
      voyeur <module>
             start looking at what lin is compiling at the moment and outputs  it.
             A module can be optionally specified.
      depends <module>
             displays  the  modules  that explicitly or recursively depend on this
      tree <module>
             displays a tree of the module's dependencies.
      stree <module>
             displays a shorter form of the tree of the module's dependencies.
      eert <module>
             displays a tree of the module's reverse dependencies.
      new <module>
             Attempt to create a module DETAILS file  from  scratch  using  cut-n-
             paste  data  from the user. Very dirty method to get a module started
             by just having 4 pieces of information handy: download url,  descrip-
             tions and name
      edit <module>
             Copy  an  existing module to zlocal so it can be edited. Turn on ZLO-
             CAL_OVERRIDES to make sure your edited module gets  used  instead  of
             the default module.
      unedit <module>
             Discards your 'edit'ed zlocal module. Works the same as removing it.
      submit <module>
             Submit  a  module  to  the  lunar  module submission list/mail alias.
             Please only submit tested changes.
      $MODULE_SCRIPT <module>
             replace $MODULE_SCRIPT with any of the following DETAILS |  CONFIGURE
             POST_REMOVE to show module scripts for the module


      Original version written by Brian Peterson
      Modified by Kyle Sallee
      Updated Thomas Stewart 01/15/2002
      Converted to Lunar by Terry Chan 03/23/2002
      Edited and new functions added by Chuck Mead 05/21/2002
      Updated again by Terry Chan 08/08/2003
      Updated by Stefan Wold 06/07/2009


      Report bugs to <>


      lunar(8), lin(8), lrm(8), lget(8), moonbase(5)


      This is free software with ABSOLUTELY NO WARRANTY

Lunar Linux June 2009 LVU(1)

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