vercmp - version comparison utility
is used to determine the relationship between two given version
numbers. It outputs values as follows:
•< 0 : if ver1 < ver2
•= 0 : if ver1 == ver2
•> 0 : if ver1 > ver2
Version comparison operates as follows:
1.0a < 1.0b < 1.0beta < 1.0p < 1.0pre < 1.0rc < 1.0 < 1.0.a < 1.0.1
1 < 1.0 < 1.1 < 1.1.1 < 1.2 < 2.0 < 3.0.0
Additionally, version strings can have an epoch
value defined that will
overrule any version comparison, unless the epoch values are equal. This is
specified in an epoch:version-rel format. For example, 2:1.0-1 is always
greater than 1:3.6-1.
Keep in mind that the pkgrel
is only compared if it is available on both
versions given to this tool. For example, comparing 1.5-1 and 1.5 will yield
0; comparing 1.5-1 and 1.5-2 will yield < 0 as expected. This is mainly for
supporting versioned dependencies that do not include the pkgrel
Display syntax for the given operation. If no
operation was supplied, then the general syntax is shown.
There is none.
See the pacman website at https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/ for current
information on pacman and its related tools.
Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen
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Past major contributors:
For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman.git