Template:Repo enable

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Use this template to show a root level terminal prompt pre-formatted with the commands to add a new ebuild repository and synchronize it.


To show how to add an ebuild repository

Template parameters

This template prefers block formatting of parameters.

Repository name1

Repository name as defined in 'profiles/repo_name'



{{Repo enable|repo}}

See the template's testcases:


One anonymous parameter
Wiki code
{{Repo enable|gentoo}}
Main version
root #eselect repository enable gentoo
root #emaint sync -r gentoo
Sandbox version


No parameter (error message)
Wiki code
{{Repo enable}}
Main version
{{Repo enable template error}}
Parameter 1 not defined. For correct usage see Repo enable template's documentation on the 1 parameter.
Sandbox version

See also

  • {{Emerge}} and {{Unmerge}} - Show how to install/uninstall a package.
  • {{RootCmd}} – Show a terminal prompt with root user permissions.
  • {{Cmd}} – Show a prompt with standard user permissions.
  • {{GenericCmd}} – Show a generic, easily formattable terminal prompt.
The above documentation is transcluded from Template:Repo enable/doc. (edit | history)
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