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README.rst

pkgwat

Author: Ralph Bean <rbean@redhat.com>

Pronounced "package WAT". pkgwat is a fast CLI tool for querying the fedora packages webapp.

You can make its search even better by helping us tag packages.

Python API

There is one. You can download it indepenant of the CLI tools at http://pypi.python.org/pypi/pkgwat.api

>>> from pkgwat import api
>>> results = api.search("nethack")
>>> results['rows'][0]['summary']
u'A rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game'

Shell Usage

Getting help:

--- ~ » pkgwat --help
usage: pkgwat [--version] [-v] [-q] [-h] [--debug]

CLI tool for querying the fedora packages webapp

optional arguments:
  --version      show program's version number and exit
  -v, --verbose  Increase verbosity of output. Can be repeated.
  -q, --quiet    suppress output except warnings and errors
  -h, --help     show this help message and exit
  --debug        show tracebacks on errors

Commands:
  bugs           List bugs for a package
  builds         List koji builds for a package
  changelog      Show the changelog for a package
  contents       Show contents of a package
  help           print detailed help for another command
  info           Show details about a package
  releases       List active releases for a package
  search         Show a list of packages that match a pattern.
  updates        List bodhi updates for a package

You can search for packages:

--- ~ » pkgwat search nethack
+------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+
| name             | summary                                               |
+------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+
| nethack          | A rogue-like single player dungeon exploration game   |
| nethack-vultures | NetHack- Vulture's Eye and Vulture's Claw             |
| egoboo           | A top down graphical (3D) RPG in the spirit ofNethack |
| slashem          | Super Lotsa Added Stuff Hack - Extended Magic         |
| crossfire        | Server for hosting crossfire games                    |
| crossfire-client | Client for connecting to crossfire servers            |
+------------------+-------------------------------------------------------+

Flexibility with output formats for all commands:

--- ~ » pkgwat help changelog
usage: pkgwat changelog [-h] [-f {csv,html,json,table,yaml}] [-c COLUMN]
                        [--quote {all,minimal,none,nonnumeric}]
                        [--rows-per-page ROWS_PER_PAGE]
                        [--start-row START_ROW]
                        package

Show the changelog for a package

positional arguments:
  package

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --rows-per-page ROWS_PER_PAGE
  --start-row START_ROW

output formatters:
  output formatter options

  -f {csv,html,json,table,yaml}, --format {csv,html,json,table,yaml}
                        the output format, defaults to table
  -c COLUMN, --column COLUMN
                        specify the column(s) to include, can be repeated

CSV Formatter:
  --quote {all,minimal,none,nonnumeric}
                        when to include quotes, defaults to nonnumeric

There's even a shell. Just run $ pkgwat.

License

pkgwat is licensed LGPLv2+.

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