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authorZac Medico <>2006-10-09 20:44:33 +0000
committerZac Medico <>2006-10-09 20:44:33 +0000
commita948b62e27679033e5f0a6a2fd25706a50c5cd12 (patch)
tree3356159e6043f7c93cbdcb4cb5c0c6d5751c04a9 /man
parentRemove outdated mention of --update in the --deep docs. (diff)
Document greedy atoms for the --update option.
svn path=/main/trunk/; revision=4640
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diff --git a/man/emerge.1 b/man/emerge.1
index 9fe706cf..04030594 100644
--- a/man/emerge.1
+++ b/man/emerge.1
@@ -184,8 +184,9 @@ system. Its arguments can be \fIebuilds\fR, \fIsets\fR, or
.BR "\-\-update " (\fB\-u\fR)
Updates packages to the best version available, which may not always be the
highest version number due to masking for testing and development. This will
-also update direct dependencies which may not be what you want. In general,
-use this option only in combination with the world or system target.
+also update direct dependencies which may not be what you want. Package atoms
+specified on the command line are greedy, meaning that unspecific atoms may
+match multiple installed versions of slotted packages.
.BR "\-\-version " (\fB\-V\fR)
Displays the version number of \fBemerge\fR.