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2.\"     Title: port-activate
3.\"    Author: [see the "AUTHORS" section]
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5.\"      Date: 05/09/2009
6.\"    Manual: MacPorts Manual
7.\"    Source: MacPorts 1.8.0
8.\"  Language: English
9.\"
10.TH "PORT\-ACTIVATE" "1" "05/09/2009" "MacPorts 1\&.8\&.0" "MacPorts Manual"
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21.SH "NAME"
22port-activate \- Activate a previously installed version of a port
23.SH "SYNOPSIS"
24.sp
25.nf
26\fBport\fR [\fB\-vdf\fR] [\fB\-D\fR \fIportdir\fR] \fBactivate\fR
27     [[\fIportname\fR | \fIpseudo\-portname\fR | \fIport\-expressions\fR | \fIport\-url\fR]]
28     [\fI@version\fR]
29.fi
30.SH "DESCRIPTION"
31.sp
32\fBport activate\fR will set the status of an previously installed version of a port to active\&. The passed ports have to reference to already installed versions\&.
33.sp
34MacPorts has the ability to install multiple versions or different variant selections of the same port\&. The files will be stored in an intermediate location as \fIimages\fR, which allows to switch between the versions\&. Only one version can be active at a time\&. On activation, files will be hardlinked to their intended place in \fIprefix\fR\&.
35.sp
36There cannot be another version active at the time of using \fBport activate\fR, you would have to use \fBport deactivate\fR first to deactivate the current active port first\&.
37.SH "GLOBAL OPTIONS"
38.sp
39Please see the section \fBGLOBAL OPTIONS\fR in the port(1) man page for a description of global port options\&.
40.SH "SEE ALSO"
41.sp
42port(1), port\-install(1), port\-installed(1), port\-deactivate(1)
43.SH "AUTHORS"
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45.if n \{\
46.RS 4
47.\}
48.nf
49(C) 2009 The MacPorts Project
50(C) 2009 Rainer Mueller <raimue@macports\&.org>
51.fi
52.if n \{\
53.RE
54.\}
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