eix can access Gentoo portage ebuild information and description very quickly (using a local cache). It can also be used to access information on installed packages, local settings, and local and external overlays, and informs about changes in the tree
eix is a tool for the Gentoo Linux portage system. It uses indexing to allow quick searches through the package tree. Some reasons for using eix:
eix is in the portage tree, so you can simply install it with
The most current version of eix is always available as "HEAD" in the git master branch. To get this version, emerge dev-vcs/git and then use the command
git clone git://github.com/vaeth/eix
For bugreports, please use the GitHub or the Gentoo bug system. If you want to reach the current maintainer, please use email.
Best regards .. your code monkeys :)