When using "eselect repository list [-i]" there are some colored symbols behind the repositories (I am talking about the sharp and @ in the example below). However, I cannot find any explanation about the meaning of the symbols.
Thus, I propose to give some hint in "eselect repository help".
eselect repository list -i
 gentoo #
 local_overlay @
 shared_overlay @
FWIW, the symbols are explained on the wiki .
I do agree that some manual would be useful as well.
good to know, thx.
However, the information about the sharp given in the wiki does not seems to be correct. Currently I see this symbol only if the sync-uri is changed. An added option (which I believe is a customization) does not lead to a sharp symbol. Changing the location does not lead to a sharp symbol, too.
This is related to Bug 676930 (It might be better to fully support repository options than to change the meaning of the sharp symbol here)
(In reply to Till Schäfer from comment #2)
> However, the information about the sharp given in the wiki does not seems to
> be correct. Currently I see this symbol only if the sync-uri is changed. An
> added option (which I believe is a customization) does not lead to a sharp
> symbol. Changing the location does not lead to a sharp symbol, too.
my fault -> the description is correct (it only refers to sync information)
I have created a man page.
- Pull request on github: https://github.com/mgorny/eselect-repository/pull/6/commits/14aa90f62b2bfc4742d730e48c9ff5893d2f8ec0
- The ebuild needs an adjustment, too: The MANPAGEPATH must be provided. Otherwise this is hardcoded in the Makefile
- I used the default license header for ebuilds for the man-page, but noticed later that the eselect module itself is not GPL2 -> Is this a problem? Should I change it to BSD as well?
Please also have a look at the code comments in the pull request.
The man page is close to the wiki content and the eselect module self explanation.