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4.6 meta

meta’ is a non-mandatory package file that can be used to provide information otherwise non-relevant to the functions of the package manager. This file can later be queried with the pkg_query_meta() function. The file has a simple markup format, it must adhere to the ‘KEY: VAL’ format. An example for the ‘cpt’ package would be as follows:

description: Carbs Packaging Tools
license: MIT
maintainer: Linux User <linux-user@example.com>

Even though ‘meta’ is not mandatory by the packaging system, it is a mandatory file for submitting packages to Carbs Linux repositories.