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I'm trying to update the ports tree on FreeBSD with portsnap, but it's taking a tremendous amount of time.

These are the commands that I run every time:

$ portsnap fetch
$ portsnap extract

Are these the right commands?

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portsnap extract

should only be used for getting the ports tree for the the first time - afterwards, updating the ports tree is done pretty quick by

portsnap update

(after portsnap fetch). So there is no real need for a download manager of some sort, as portsnap already fetches compressed snapshorts. Having a look at the man page might be advisable.

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