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This page is a template. It contains some standardized, often used text, which can be transcluded inside other pages. As this template is widely used in our wiki, it may be protected in which case only staff members can change it. Use the discussion page to propose enhancements or fixes, or to voice your opinion.

Use this template to show the USE flags of a package.


Parameter name Required? Default value Description
package Yes (n/a) Full package atom (category-subcategory/package) whose USE flags to display


See the template's testcases:


Parameter package set to a valid package name
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USE flags for app-editors/nano GNU GPL'd Pico clone with more functionality

debug Enable debug messages and assert warnings. Note that these will all be sent straight to stderr rather than some logging facility.
justify Enable justify/unjustify functions for text formatting.
magic Add magic file support (sys-apps/file) to automatically detect appropriate syntax highlighting
minimal Disable all fancy features, including ones that otherwise have a dedicated USE flag (such as spelling).
ncurses Add ncurses support (console display library)
nls Add Native Language Support (using gettext - GNU locale utilities)
spell Add dictionary support
static !!do not set this during bootstrap!! Causes binaries to be statically linked instead of dynamically
unicode Add support for Unicode
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Parameter package set to an invalid or non-existent package name (error message)
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Cannot load package information. Is the atom app-editors/nono correct?
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No parameter (error message)
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Cannot load package information. Is the atom {{{package}}} correct?
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The above documentation is transcluded from Template:USEflag/doc. (edit | history)
Editors can experiment in this template's sandbox (edit) and testcases (edit) pages.
Please add categories and interwikis to the /doc subpage. (See the subpages of this template.)