The OpenBSD ports collection comes with 1000s of software packages, and is organized as a hierarchical directory structure. Locating specific ports can sometimes be tricky, especially when the port name doesn’t contain a descriptive name. To deal with these situations, the global Makefile supports a serach keyword:
make search key="debug" 2>&1 |more
Port: electricfence-2.0.5 Path: devel/ElectricFence Info: library providing malloc debugging via VM protection Maint: Niklas Hallqvist Index: devel L-deps: B-deps: R-deps: Archs: any Port: ald-0.1.5a Path: devel/ald Info: Assembly Language Debugger Maint: Patrick Alken Index: devel L-deps: B-deps: R-deps: Archs: i386
This is super useful for locating all ports that match a specific purpose (e.g., all debugging utilities).