System Administration Guide, Volume 1

How to Display Detailed Information About a Package

List information about installed packages with the pkginfo -l command.

$ pkginfo -l pkgid ...


Specifies to display output in long format, which includes all available information about the package. 


(Optional) Is the name of one or more packages (separated by spaces). If omitted, pkginfo displays information about all available packages.

Example--Displaying Detailed Information About a Package

$ pkginfo -l SUNWcar
      NAME:  Core Architecture, (Root)
  CATEGORY:  system
      ARCH:  sparc.sun4u
   VERSION:  11.8.0,REV=1999.
   BASEDIR:  /
    VENDOR:  Sun Microsystems, Inc.
      DESC:  core software for a specific hardware platform group
    PSTAMP:  humbolt19990821191439
  INSTDATE:  Sep 18 1999 11:53
   HOTLINE:  Please contact your local service provider
    STATUS:  completely installed
     FILES:     95 installed pathnames
                31 shared pathnames
                35 directories
                49 executables
             11307 blocks used (approx)