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xtoolsA collection of small utilities for use with XBPS

Display build logs of last build
xbuildbarf [arch]
Spy on current buildbot output
xbulk [-n] [-k] [xbps-src flags] pkgs ...
simple XBPS bulk builder
dry-run mode
keep going on errors
xbump pkgname [git commit options]
git commit a new package or package update
xchangelog template | pkgname
open package changelog
xcheckmypkgs [email]
check your packages for updates
xcheckrestart [-v]
list programs using outdated libraries
verbose mode, also print the library names
xchroot directory [command ...]
chroot into a Void (or other Linux) installation
detect file conflicts between XBPS packages
xdbg pkgs ...
list debugging packages for pkgs and recursive dependencies
xdiff [-u | -l] [basedir]
merge/diff/list XBPS .new-* files
list .new files
print unified diffs
figure out XBPS_DISTDIR
xdowngrade pkgfiles.xbps ...
install XBPS package directly from .xbps file
show diff of /etc against binary packages
xgensum [-f] [-c] [-i] [-H hostdir] templates ...
update SHA256 sum in templates
force (re-)download of distfiles
use content checksum
replace checksum in-place
absolute path to hostdir
xgrep pattern pkgs ...
search files limited to XBPS package contents
list installed XBPS packages ordered by size
xi pkgs ...
like ‘xbps-install -S’, but take cwd repo and sudo/su into account
xilog [pattern]
list installed packages by install-date
xlg pkg
open short commit log for XBPS template
xlint template | pkgname | pkgname |
scan XBPS template for common mistakes
  • use ‘:pkgname’ to lint template as staged in the git index
  • use ‘:’ to lint all templates staged in the git index
xlocate -g | | [-EFGPiw] pattern
locate files in all XBPS packages
Update a git based xlocate database, useful for local repositories
Sync with the official git based xlocate database, which is recommended before using the tool
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Modifies how pattern is matched. See git-grep(1) for more info
xlog pkg
open commit log for XBPS template
xls pkg ...
list files contained in pkg (including binpkgs)
xmandoc manpage
read manpage of possibly not installed package
xmksv [-l] [newsvdir ...]
create new runit service templates. Also creates log service if -l is passed.
xmypkgs [email]
list all pkgs maintained by you
xnew [-a] pkg [subpkgs ...]
create XBPS template
append subpkgs to existing pkg
xnews [pattern]
list news messages for packages by install-date
list not installed -devel packages for installed packages
xoptdiff [-q] [pkgs ...]
show template options which differ from binary package
quiet mode, show package names only
xpcdeps pcfile ...
finds package matching the Requires: section of pkg-config files
xpkg [-amOHDvV] [-r rootdir] [-R repo]
convenient package lister
list all packages (default: only installed)
list manual packages
list orphaned packages
list packages on hold
list installed packages not in repo
list installed packages not from remote repos
show version numbers
show version numbers and description
specifies a full path for the target root directory
consider only packages from repo
xpkgdiff [-Sfrxt] [-a arch] [-R url] [-c file] [-p prop,...] pkg
compare a package in the repositories to the locally-built version
  • run from within a void-packages checkout
  • set DIFF to change the diff program used
compare package metadata
compare package file lists
reverse diff (compare local to remote)
compare package dependencies
compare the full package dependency tree. Only used with -x (equivalent to xbps-query --fulldeptree -x)
set architecture for comparison
set remote repository url
compare a file from the package (equivalent to xbps-query --cat)
compare properties of the package
display tree view of xbps-src processes
xq [-R] pkg ...
query information about XBPS package
query remote repos
xrecent [repourl | arch]
list packages in repo ordered by build date
xrevbump message templates ... [-- git commit options]
increase template revision and commit. Use ‘-’ to read templates from stdin.
xrevshlib package
list packages shlib-dependent on package or its subpackages
xrs pattern
like xbps-query -Rs, but take cwd repo into account
xsrc pkg
list source files for XBPS template
xsubpkg [-m] pkg
list all subpackages of a package
only print main package
display system info relevant for debugging Void
xvoidstrap dir [packages]
bootstrap a new Void installation

Tools working on the void-packages tree use xdistdir to find it, check that its output is reasonable first.

xi, xls, xq and xrs prefer the hostdir / binpkgs repo if you run them from a void-packages checkout.

xtools is in the public domain.

To the extent possible under law, the creator of this work has waived all copyright and related or neighboring rights to this work.

All bugs should be reported to

June 25, 2019 x86_64