[pacman-dev] [PATCH] repo-add.8.txt: document valid DB file extensions

Dave Reisner d at falconindy.com
Mon Jun 20 14:15:47 EDT 2011

Signed-off-by: Dave Reisner <d at falconindy.com>
This isn't documented anywhere except in the code, and every few months when I
end up having to test something that requires my own repo, it takes me 10
minutes to figure out wtf a valid file extension is.


 doc/repo-add.8.txt |    4 ++++
 1 files changed, 4 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-)

diff --git a/doc/repo-add.8.txt b/doc/repo-add.8.txt
index 0196882..c4f42a2 100644
--- a/doc/repo-add.8.txt
+++ b/doc/repo-add.8.txt
@@ -29,6 +29,10 @@ command line.
 delta specified on the command line. Multiple packages and/or delta to remove
 can be specified on the command line.
+A package database is a path a compressed tar file with one of the extensions:
+``.tar'', ``.tar.gz'', ``.tar.bz2'', or ``.tar.xz''. The file does not need to
+exist, but all parent directories must exist.
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