App::Pinto::Command::unregister(3) remove packages from a stack


version 0.097


pinto --root=REPOSITORY_ROOT unregister [OPTIONS] TARGET ...



This command unregisters packages from a stack, so that they no longer appear in its index. However, the archives that contain the packages will remain in the repository. When unregistering, all the sister packages in the same distribution are also unregistered.

To permanently remove an archive from the repository, use the delete command. To re-register packages on a stack, use the register command.


Arguments are the targets that you want to unregister. Targets can be specified as packages (with or without version number) or distributions. For example:

  Foo::Bar                                 # Unregisters any version of Foo::Bar
  Foo::Bar~1.2                             # Unregisters Foo::Bar 1.2 or higher
  SHAKESPEARE/King-Lear-1.2.tar.gz         # Unregisters a specific distribuion

You can also pipe arguments to this command over STDIN. In that case, blank lines and lines that look like comments (i.e. starting with ``#'' or ';') will be ignored.


Go through all the motions, but do not actually commit any changes to the repository. Use this option to see how the command would potentially impact the stack.
Unregister packages even if they are pinned to the stack. Take care when unregistering pinned packages, as it usually means that particular package is important to someone.
Use TEXT as the revision history log message. If you do not use the "--message" option or the "--use-default-message" option, then you will be prompted to enter the message via your text editor. Use the "EDITOR" or "VISUAL" environment variables to control which editor is used. A log message is not required whenever the "--dry-run" option is set, or if the action did not yield any changes to the repository.
Unregisters the targets from the stack with the given NAME. Defaults to the name of whichever stack is currently marked as the default stack. Use the stacks command to see the stacks in the repository.
Use the default value for the revision history log message. Pinto will generate a semi-informative log message just based on the command and its arguments. If you set an explicit message with "--message", the "--use-default-message" option will be silently ignored.


Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer <[email protected]>


This software is copyright (c) 2013 by Jeffrey Ryan Thalhammer.

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