swlist -- List information about the software


       swlist  [-d|-r] [-v] [-a attribute] [-l level]  [-t targetfile] \
       [-c file] [-x option=value]  [-X options_file]  [-W option] \
       [software_selections]  [@targets]

       swlist --products [software_selections]  [@targets]

       swlist --files  [@targets]

       swlist --dir [software_selections] [@targets]

       swlist --dependencies [--prerequisites sw_spec] \
       [--exrequisites sw_spec] [@targets]


       swlist lists information about a distribution or installed software.
       Neither swlist nor any component of swbis is required on the target
       host, however, the target host must look like a Unix system at the
       shell and command-line utility level.  Remote network connections are
       made by ssh.  Ssh is the default but rsh can be selected by a command
       line option.

       swlist operates on serial archives (e.g. compressed tar archives) or on
       a file system directory representing installed software.  The default
       target directory is '/', this default is subject to user configuration.


       -a attribute

              Specify an attribute to list.   Only the architecture attribute
              is supported for installed_software at this time (MAR 2007).
              The returned value is determined by running GNU config.guess on
              the target host.

       -c FILE

              Write the catalog to FILE. Software selections are applied.  The
              only supported FILE is '-' causing a dump of the catalog to
              stdout in tar format.


              Specify the target is a distribution.

       -f FILE

              Read the list of software selections from FILE.

       -l LEVEL

              Specify a level to list. LEVEL is an enumerated list of objects:
              bundle, product, fileset, control_file, file (Not yet


              Indicates that the operation is on installed software at a
              location indicated by the the target.

       -t targetfile

              Specify a file containing a list of targets (one per line).


              List attribute value pairs in INDEX file format according to
              attibutes specified by the -a option, list all attributes if -a
              not used; or, increment the verbose level.

                     Note:  This option is overloaded. It means two different
                     things depending on the context.  If a mode is explicitly
                     given, then it means increment verbosity, otherwise it
                     means list in INDEX file format.

       -x option=value

              Specify the extended option overriding the defaults file value.

       -X FILE

              Specify the extended options filename, FILE,  overriding the
              default filenames.  This option may be given more then once. If
              the resulting specified value is an empty string then reading of
              any options file is disabled.


              Show help (Implementation extension)

       -W option[,option,...]

              Specify the implementation extension option.
              Syntax: -W option[=option_argument[,option...]
              Options may be separated by a comma.  The implementation
              extension options may also be given individually using the
              '--long-option[=option_arg]' syntax.


              List the product's tag, revision, vendor_tag and location.


              List the catalog directory entries.


              List files as defined in the installed catalog


              List files as exists in the file system


              Run in check dependency mode.  Assert dependencies against
              installed software catalog. Dependencies are software specs
              given by the --prerequisites and --extrequisites options


              Specify depencency to check, may be used multiple times.
              Prerequisites packages are required to be installed.


              Specify depencency to check, may be used multiple times.
              Exrequisites packages are required not to be installed.

       -W remote-shell=SHELL

              Defaults File Option: swbis_remote_shell_client
              Supported shells are "ssh" and "rsh", ssh is the default.

       -W show-options-files
              Show the complete list of options files and if they are found.

       -W show-options
              Show the options after reading the files and parsing the command
              line options.

       -W pax-command={tar|pax|star|gtar}
              Set the portable archive command for all operations.  The
              default is "pax".

       -W pax-read-command={tar|pax|star|gtar}
              Set the read command for local and remote hosts.

       -W remote-pax-read-command={tar|pax|star|gtar}
              Defaults File Option: swbis_remote_pax_read_command
              Set the read command for remote hosts.  This is the command that
              runs on the target (e.g. pax -r, tar xpf -).  The default is

       -W local-pax-read-command={tar|pax|star|gtar}
              Defaults File Option: swbis_local_pax_read_command
              Set the read command for local hosts.  This is the command that
              runs on the target (e.g. pax -r, tar xpf -).  The default is

       -W pax-write-command={tar|pax|star|gtar|swbistar}
              Set the write command for local and remote hosts.  This is the
              command that runs on the target (e.g. pax -w, tar cf -).

       -W remote-pax-write-command={tar|pax|star|gtar|swbistar}
              Defaults File Option: swbis_remote_pax_write_command
              Set the write command for remote hosts.

       -W local-pax-write-command={tar|pax|star|gtar|swbistar}
              Defaults File Option: swbis_local_pax_write_command
              Set the portable archive write command for local host
              operations.  This is the command that runs on the source (e.g.
              pax -w, tar cf -).  The default is "pax".

       -W remote-pax-write-command={tar|pax|star|gtar|swbistar}
              Defaults File Option: swbis_remote_pax_write_command
              Set the portable archive write command for remote host
              operations.  This is the command that runs on the source (e.g.
              pax -w, tar cf -).  The default is "pax".

       -W no-defaults
              Do not read any defaults files.

       -W no-getconf
              Defaults File Option: swbis_no_getconf
              Makes the remote command be '/bin/sh -s' instead of the default
              'PATH=`getconf PATH` sh -s'.

       -W shell-command=NAME
              Defaults File Option: swbis_shell_command
              NAME may be one of "detect" "bash", "sh" or "posix" and
              specifies the remote command run by the remote shell.  "posix"
              is 'PATH=`getconf PATH` sh -s', "bash" is "/bin/bash -s", "sh"
              is "/bin/sh -s", and "ksh" is "ksh -s".  The default is "posix".

       -W use-getconf
              Opposite of --no-getconf.

       -W source-script-name=NAME
              Write the script that is written into the remote shell's stdin
              to NAME.  This is useful for debugging.

       -W target-script-name=NAME
              Write the script that is written into the remote shell's stdin
              to NAME.  This is useful for debugging.


              Refer to the software objects (products, filesets) using
              software spec syntax. (See sw(5) for syntax).


              Refers to the software_collection where the software selections
              are to be applied.  Allows specification of host and pathname
              where the software collection is located.  A target that
              contains only one part is assumed to be a hostname.  To force
              interpretation as a path, use a absolute path or prefix with

       Source and Target Specification and Logic

                      /path  # Absolute path

                 Swbis Extension:

                 Swbis Multi-hop Target Extension:
                      # ':' is the target delimiter
                   # '_' delimits a port number in the host field


                      # Using ':', a trailing colon is used to
                      # disambiguate between a host and file.
                   # For Example,

            A more formal description:

                   | HOST_CHARACTER_STRING ':'
                   | HOST_CHARACTER_STRING
                   | PATHNAME_CHARACTER_STRING
                   | ':' PATHNAME_CHARACTER_STRING   # Impl extension

              PATHNAME_CHARACTER_STRING must be an absolute path unless
                              a HOST_CHARACTER_STRING is given.  Allowing
                              a relative path is a feature of the swbis

                       NOTE: A '.' as a target is an implementation
                             extension and means extract in current

                       NOTE: A '-' indicating stdout/stdin is an
                             implementation extension.

                       NOTE: A ':' in the first character indicates a filename.
                             This is an implementation extension.

              HOST_CHARACTER_STRING is an IP or hostname.

              Copy the  distribution /var/tmp/foo.tar.gz at
                     swcopy -s /var/tmp/foo.tar.gz @

       Implementation Extension Syntax (multi ssh-hop) :
           %start   wtarget    # the Implementation Extension Target
                               # Note: a trailing ':' forces interpretation
                               # as a host, not a file.
           wtarget   : wtarget DELIM sshtarget
                     | sshtarget
                     | sshtarget DELIM
           sshtarget : user '@' target # Note: only the last target
                     | target          # may have a PATHNAME, and only a host
                     ;                 * may have a user
           target   : HOST_CHARACTER_STRING
                    | PATHNAME_CHARACTER_STRING
           user     : PORTABLE_CHARACTER_STRING  # The user name

           DELIM    : ':'   # The multi-hop delimiter.


       The --dependencies, --products, and --files are implementation
       extension modes.


   Show the path of the installed software catalog.
         swlist --show-options | grep installed_

   List Products
       * List products from a certain distributor, foo (Note:  this requires
       that the foo vendor uses foo_something_ as the product vendor_tag in
       their distributions.

         swlist v="foo*"

       * List all products

         swlist @/   # If distribution_target_directory=/ then "swlist" alone
                     # will suffice.

       * List products installed at alternate root

         swlist @/mnt/test

       * List products according to a name pattern and revision, and

         swlist emacs"*","r>20",v=rh"*" @/

   Test Dependencies
       * Check if a given dependency passes against a given installed catalog
       on a host

         swlist -x verbose=3 --depend --pre="foo*,r>=1.0,r<2" @; echo $?


       Extended options can be specified on the command line using the -x
       option or from the defaults file, swdefaults.  Shown below is an actual
       portion of a defaults file which show default values.

       These options are set in the /usr/lib/swbis/swdefaults or the
       ~/.swdefaults on the local (management host, host where swlist
       invoked).  These files on the target host are not used.

          distribution_target_directory  = /
          installed_software_catalog  = var/lib/swbis/catalog/
          one_liner                   = files|products   # Mode when -v not given
          select_local                = false      # Not Implemented
          verbose                     = 1

   Swbis Implementation
       These options are set in the /usr/lib/swbis/swbisdefaults or the
       ~/.swbis/swbisdefaults file.

         swlist.swbis_no_getconf = true # true or false
         swlist.swbis_shell_command = detect # {detect|sh|bash|posix|ksh}
         swlist.swbis_no_remote_kill = false # true or false
         swlist.swbis_local_pax_write_command=detect #{pax|tar|gtar|detect}
         swlist.swbis_remote_pax_write_command=detect #{pax|tar|gtar|detect}
         swlist.swbis_local_pax_read_command=tar #{pax|tar|gtar|star}
         swlist.swbis_remote_pax_read_command=tar #{pax|tar|gtar|star}


       0 if all targets succeeded, 1 if all targets failed or internal error,
       2 if some targets failed and some succeeded.  When checking
       dependencies, 3 if the given sw_specs failed as dependencies, 0 if


        Multiple ssh-hops is an implementation extension.


       The swbis distributed utilities require bash, public domain ksh, or
       Sun's /usr/xpg4/bin/sh to be present on the target host.  If the
       swbis_shell_command extended option is set to 'detect' you don't have
       to know which one is present, otherwise you may specify one explicitly.

       A POSIX awk is required, and with the ability to specify several
       thousand bytes of program text as a command argument.  GNU awk  works,
       as does the ATT Awk book awk, and the awk on BSD systems.  See the
       INSTALL file for further details regarding a small issue with the
       OpenSolaris (c.2006) awk.

       Tar or pax is used for internally for data transfer.  You may specify
       which one.  swlist and swverify require either GNU tar or pax be
       present on a host.  You may set auto detection for this requirement

       swlist.swbis_local_pax_write_command=detect #{pax|tar|gtar|detect}
       swlist.swbis_remote_pax_write_command=detect #{pax|tar|gtar|detect}

       GNU Privacy Guard, gpg is required for verification of package


       /var/lib/swbis/catalog # Location of installed catalog


       ISO/IEC 15068-2:1999, Open Group CAE C701


       info swbis

       swbis(7), sw(5), swbisparse(1), swign(1), swverify(8)


        swlist(8): The query/listing utility of the swbis project.
        Author: Jim Lowe   Email: jhlowe at acm.org
        Version: 1.6
        Last Updated: 2006-07
        Copying: GNU Free Documentation License


       swlist is subject to breakage if a user's account on an intermediate
       (or terminal) host in a target spec is not configured to use a Bourne
       compatible shell. (This breakage may be eliminated by use of the --no-
       getconf option as explained above.)

       swlist does not currently implement the -v,-a options.  Listing
       products in a distribution is not supported.  Operating on a
       distribution in directory form is not supported.  The catalog query
       funtions are implemented in awk and subject to its bugs.