Portable emerge utility

emerge is the definitive command-line interface to the Portage system like gentoo or Bases gentoo systems Like VLOS or SABAYON . This tool will help you to install packages and will automatiquely install the needed packages dependencies.

emerges basic command line options

View how a package would be installed:

emerge -pv package

tru with

emerge -pv  gimp 

to Install:

emerge package

Remove a package:

emerge -C package

Search for packages (package names only):

emerge -s keyword   ( like emerge -s  xchat) 

Search for packages (using their description):

emerge -S keyword