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Display manually installed packages on FreeBSD 11

Written by Solène, on 16 August 2017.
Tags: #freebsd11

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If you want to show the packages installed manually (and not installed as dependency of another package), you have to use “pkg query” and compare if %a (automatically installed == 1) isn’t 1. The second string will format the output to display the package name:

$ pkg query -e "%a != 1" "%n"