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7.7.10 ‘pkg_query_meta()

This function is used to query the meta file inside package directories. It can be used to retrieve information on a package that is otherwise irrelevant to the package manager itself. It takes two arguments, first being the package (or the full path to a package directory) and the second being the key to be retrieved. If the package does not have a ‘meta’ file or the file does not contain the requested key, the function will return with 1.

$ pkg_query_meta cpt description
Carbs Packaging Tools

$ pkg_query_meta /path/to/cpt license
MIT