How to view all packages in some overlay?

I have some overlay installed. How I can see all packages in there ?

Asked By: balalaika

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You could use eix tool (from app-portage/eix):

eix --in-overlay OVERLAY_NAME

From man eix:

–in-overlay overlay
Only match packages with at least one version in an overlay matching overlay.

–only-in-overlay overlay
Only match packages which have only versions in an overlay matching overlay.

If you’re not familiar with eix: before use you must must build packages database using eix-update. You may need to use eix-layman add first.

Also check out man eix for more examples.

Answered By: pbm
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