I would like to be able to extract (from within a shell script) the attributes of an IPS package. Basically I'm after exact same information as is listed with the
pkg info command, but unfortunately this command list information in a format which is not very friendly to read from within a script. Example below:
$ pkg info archiver/gnu-tar Name: archiver/gnu-tar Summary: GNU version of the tar archiving utility Description: Tar is a program for packaging a set of files as a single archive in tar format. Category: Development/GNU State: Installed Publisher: solaris Version: 1.26 Build Release: 5.11 Branch: 0.175.0.0.0.2.537 Packaging Date: October 19, 2011 09:11:16 AM Size: 1.73 MB FMRI: pkg://email@example.com,5.11-0.175.0.0.0.2.537:20111019T091116Z
I was hoping for something like
pkg get-property pkg.summary archiver/gnu-tar to be available as a command but can't find such command. I would really hate to try to parse the above output. Secondly the man pages clearly states that the output from
pkg info is intended to be read by humans, not machines.