This document is a WORK IN PROGRESS.
This is just a quick personal cheat sheet: treat its contents with caution!
eselect is a tool for administration and configuration on Gentoo systems. It will modify the
system’s behavior and should be used with care by the system administrator.
eselect is a modular
framework for writing configuration utilities. It consists of:
- A main program called
- Various modules (
*.eselectfiles) which carry out different tasks.
- Several libraries which help ensure consistent behavior and simplify the creation of new modules.
A module provides several actions. Actions typically either display some information ("list" and "show" actions are common) or update the system somehow (for example, "set" and "update"). Each module also provides "help" and "usage" actions which explain how to use the module.
Table of contents¶
eselect should be already installed by default on Gentoo:
See how to use
List all the available
eselect modules already installed on your system:
$ emerge -s eselect to see more available
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