displays package parameter values
/usr/bin/pkgparam [-v] [-d device]
pkginst [param ...]
/usr/bin/pkgparam -d device [-v] [param ...]
/usr/bin/pkgparam -f file [-v] [param ...]
displays the value associated with the parameter or parameters
requested on the command line.
The values are located in one of the following places:
(a) in the pkginfo file for pkginst,
(b) on the device named with the -d option,
or (c) on the specific file named with the -f option.
When a device is given, but a pkginst is not
(as shown in the second synopsis),
parameter information for all packages residing on device is shown.
One parameter value is
shown per line.
Only the value of a parameter is given unless the -v
option is used.
With this option, the output of the command is in this format:
If no parameters are specified on the command line, values for all parameters
associated with the package are shown.
Options and arguments for this command are:
Specifies verbose mode.
Displays name of parameter and its value.
Specifies the device on which a pkginst is stored.
device can be
(a) the full pathname to a directory
(such as /var/tmp),
(b) the full pathname to a device
(such as /dev/rmt/* or /dev/dsk/*),
(c) a device alias;
or (d) ``"-"'' which specifies packages in datastream format read
from standard input.
The default device is the installation spool directory
An alias is the unique name by which a device is known.
(For example, the alias for a cartridge tape drive
might be ctape1.)
The name must be limited in length to 64 characters
and can contain only alphanumeric characters
and/or any of the following special characters:
underscore (``_''), dollar sign (``$''),
hyphen (``-''), and period (``.'').
No two devices in the database
can share the same alias.
Requests that the command read file for parameter values.
Defines a specific package
for which parameter
values should be displayed.
The format pkginst. can be used to indicate all instances of a package.
When using this format,
enclose the command line in single quotes
to prevent the shell from interpreting the character.
Defines a specific parameter whose value should be displayed.
Differences between versions
SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.5a and later releases, support
the UnixWare 7 command of the same name.
There are no known syntactical differences
for the version of the command supported
on earlier SCO OpenServer releases.
default spool directory
language-specific message file; see LANG on
If parameter information is not available for the indicated package, the
command exits with a non-zero status.
Successful completion of script.
Fatal error. Installation process is terminated at this point.
The -f synopsis allows you to specify the file from which
parameter values should be extracted.
This file should be in the same
format as a pkginfo
As an example,
such a file might be created during package development
and used while testing software during this stage.
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SCO OpenServer Release 5.0.7 -- 11 February 2003