How can I download a single port from freebsd site instead of downloading the whole port collection?
You can install an individual package using the
As with many things FreeBSD, this is documented in the FreeBSD handbook, specifically in the section titled Using the Packages System. This is worth a read, especially if you're running a
Use SVN to checkout only the directory you need. Say, you need to fetch ONLY multimedia/vlc -- then you use this command:
svn co https://svn0.us-east.FreeBSD.org/ports/head/multimedia/vlc /usr/ports/multimedia/vlc
Sure, the destination may be whatever you want, like /home/user/vlc etc.