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The modern MacPorts portfile updater

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The modern MacPorts portfile updater.

> seaport clip gping
๐ŸŒŠ Starting seaport...
๐Ÿ‘ New version is 1.2.0-post
๐Ÿ”ป Downloading from
๐Ÿ”Ž Checksums:
Old rmd160: 8b274132c8389ec560f213007368c7f521fdf682
New rmd160: 4a614e35d4e1e496871ee2b270ba8836f84650c6
Old sha256: 1879b37f811c09e43d3759ccd97d9c8b432f06c75a27025cfa09404abdeda8f5
New sha256: 1008306e8293e7c59125de02e2baa6a17bc1c10de1daba2247bfc789eaf34ff5
Old size: 853432
New size: 853450
โช๏ธ Changing revision numbers
No changes necessary
๐Ÿ“‹ The contents of the portfile have been copied to your clipboard!


MacPorts ๐ŸŽ

sudo port install seaport

PyPi ๐Ÿ

pip3 install seaport
# Optionally, install GitHub CLI to send PRs
sudo port install gh

โšก๏ธ Features

๐Ÿ–ฅ Command Line Tool

  • โฉ Automatically determines new version numbers and checksums for MacPorts portfiles.

  • ๐Ÿ“‹ Copies the changes to your clipboard, and optionally sends a PR to update them.

  • ๐Ÿ”Ž Contains additional checking functionality, such as running tests, linting and installing the updated program.

๐Ÿ Python API

  • ๐Ÿ“š Library for convenient access to portfile information. Easily import as a Python module for your project.

  • โŒจ๏ธ PEP 561 compatible, with built in support for type checking.

  • ๐Ÿ“ฆ Works out of the box with all supported Python versions (3.7-3.11).

To find out more, please read the Documentation.

๐Ÿค” How to use seaport

For simple ports with straightforward updates, use seaport pr example_port. This sends a PR with the updated portfile and automatically fills in the PR template for you.

For ports that require some manual changes, use seaport clip example_port. This updates the version number and checksums so you donโ€™t have to. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Be sure to check out the flags overview for information on additional features.

๐Ÿ”ฅ seaport vs port bump


๐ŸŒŠ seaport

๐Ÿ›ผ port bump

๐Ÿ”’ Updates checksums



๐Ÿ“š Updates the revision number



๐Ÿ“ Can write changes to the original file



โฎ Can update portfile to a specific version



๐Ÿ”ฎ Updates the version number via livecheck



๐Ÿš€ Can send a pull request (both for updated and new ports)



๐Ÿงช Can lint/test/install the port to check if the update works



๐Ÿ“‹ Copies changes to clipboard



๐ŸŒŽ Can both manually and automatically set the url to download from



๐Ÿ”จ Contributing

Any change, big or small, that you think can help improve this project is more than welcome ๐ŸŽ‰.

As well as this, feel free to open an issue with any new suggestions or bug reports. Every contribution is appreciated.

For more information, please read our contributing page on how to get started.

ยฉ๏ธ License

Similar to other MacPorts-based projects, seaport is licensed under the BSD 3-Clause โ€œNewโ€ or โ€œRevisedโ€ License.

๐Ÿ“’ Notice of Non-Affiliation and Disclaimer

This project is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the MacPorts Project, or any of its subsidiaries or its affiliates. The official MacPorts Project website can be found at

The name MacPorts as well as related names, marks, emblems and images are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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