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Date:      Wed, 2 Mar 2011 09:57:14 -0800
From:      Ed Flecko <>
Subject:   portmaster -afv -no-confirm --clean-distfiles-all command - too much automation???
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Hi folks,
I'm looking at using portmaster to rebuild my ports collection and I'm
wondering if using the command:

portmaster -afv --no-confirm --clean-distfiles-all

(-a - check all ports, update as necessary, -f - always rebuild ports,
-v - verbose output, --no-confirm - do not ask the user to confirm the
list of ports to be installed and/or updated before proceeding,
--clean-distfiles-all -  recurse through the installed ports to get a
list of distinfo files, then recurse through all files in
/usr/ports/distfiles to make sure that they are still associated with
an installed port, delete all files without prompting)

Do you think that's a little too much automation, or do you think that
would be pretty safe to run without screwing things up?



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