cpran update [options] [arguments]


Updates the list of plugins known to CPrAN, and information about their latest versions.

update can take as argument a list of plugin names. If provided, only information about those plugins will be retrieved. Otherwise, a complete list will be downloaded. This second case is the recommended use.


# Updates the entire catalog printing information as it goes
cpran update -v
# Update information about specific plugins
cpran update oneplugin otherplugin



Fetches the descriptor of a plugin and writes it into an appropriately named file in the specified directory.

Returns the serialised downloaded descriptor.


Provided with a list of plugin search terms, it returns a list of serialised plugin objects. If the provided list is empty, it returns all the plugins it can find in the CPrAN group.



Increase verbosity of output.

See also