Section: Gentoo Toolkit (1)
euse - Gentoo: command line USE flag editor
<option> [suboption] [useflaglist]
is used to set(disable/enable) USE flags in make.conf without having to edit
the file directly. It is also used to get detail information about use flags
like description, status of flags(enabled/disabled), type of flag(global/local)
- -E, --enable
Enables USE flag(s) in make.conf. It accepts one or more space separated
USE flags as parameters.
Disables USE flag(s) in make.conf. Puts a '-' sign in front of the USE flag
and appends it to the USE setting in make.conf. It accepts one or more
space separated USE flags as parameters.
Removes USE flag(s) in make.conf. Removes all positive and negative references to
the given USE flags from make.conf.
Prints detail information about the USE flag(s). If no arguments are given then
it assumes you want information for all USE flags. If one or more
arguments are given (space separated) then only information for those flags is
Same as --info, except that it will also list the currently installed packages that are utilizing the flag.
[- cD ] alpha - indicates that architecture ...
The output is in the following format:
[- ] moznocompose (net-www/mozilla):
Disable building of mozilla's web page composer
The indicators in the first column are:
+ if the flag is seen as active by portage, - if not
E if the flag is enabled in the environment, e if it is
disabled in the environment, nothing if it's not affected
by the environment
C if the flag is enabled in make.conf, c if it is
disabled in make.conf, nothing if it's not affected
D if the flag is enabled in make.defaults, d if it is
disabled in make.defaults, nothing if it's not affected
G if the flag is enabled in make.globals, g if it is
disabled in make.globals, nothing if it's not affected
Then follows the name of the flag, for local flags the
package name and then the description (on a new line for
Shows all currently active USE flags and where they are activated (see
description for --info).
Show the help message listing all the available flags and a short description
Show the version information
/etc/make.conf and/or /etc/portage/make.conf
Original version by Arun Bhanu <firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated for rewritten euse by Marius Mauch <email@example.com
Sigificant rewrite for package.use support by Jared Hancock
euse doesn't handle USE flags enabled or disabled by use.defaults, use.mask
or package.use yet. It also doesn't completely understand the -* flag.
- The /usr/bin/euse script.