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Bug 346275 - Emerge should support shorthand.
Summary: Emerge should support shorthand.
Alias: None
Product: Portage Development
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Enhancement/Feature Requests (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Portage team
Depends on:
Reported: 2010-11-21 09:30 UTC by dE
Modified: 2011-08-13 15:48 UTC (History)
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Description dE 2010-11-21 09:30:04 UTC
Emerge should support shorthand notions for addition, removal and other actions on packages, this is completely suited with the current nature of emerge (it takes no action or switch to install packages), e.g to install wine 1.0, recoll and remove gcc-3.1, dvdisaster at the same time - 

emerge =wine-1.0+ recoll+ =gcc-3.1- dvdisaster-

Other things might include addition of stuff to the world file - 
Add to world file -

emerge recoll!M

remove from world file - 

emerge recoll!m

Option to build a binary pkg during compilation - 


Build a binary package off the installation package - 


This thought has been inspired from aptitude.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
Comment 1 Zac Medico gentoo-dev 2011-08-13 14:40:22 UTC
We could re-use the !atom blocker syntax for removals.
Comment 2 dE 2011-08-13 15:48:03 UTC
That's your wish.