Syncing your portage tree and overlays with eix

Posted on December 26, 2007 in Linux

If you want to sync your portage tree and your layman-overlays with one command, you can use

eix sync

for that.

All you have to do is to create


and place a :::bash *

in it.

If you want to have a cronjob for that create for example a file named /etc/cron.weekly/eix.cron

and put something like


in it.

You can then delete all other cronjobs like emerge --sync and layman -S

As usual man eix has all the info you need.