A simple and interactive Bash Frontend for Pacman/Yaourt
pacli is a CLI tool, which provides simple and advanced Pacman and Yaourt commands in an easy to use text interface. Additionally, it offers some Manjaro exclusive commands.
pacli is meant for experienced/intermediate/advanced users, who have basic knowledge of the structure of their Linux system and how Pacman and Yaourt work. Absolute beginners are probably overwhelmed by the amount of choices pacli provides.
It is highly recommended to use an utility, which notifies the user about available updates alongside of pacli. Such a lightweight utility is for example update-notifier.
Pacli is the official repository Manjaro and can be installed with the following command:
sudo pacman -S pacli
Installation from the AUR
Install pacli from the AUR.
Then, start pacli in your terminal with:
This installation method is no longer available.
pacli accepts the following config file: $HOME/.config/paclirc
A default version of this file is available in this github repository. In this config file you can tweak the behavior of pacli e.g. for using pacaur instead of yaourt.
There are some hidden Options available without documentation:
- m: use different menu
- 100: Shows system information
- 111: Let's you manage .pacnew files
- 220: Let's you install directly from git repository
Choose the "Help" option in pacli by entering "10" and pressing "ENTER".
This help page explains a little bit about pacli. It also explains every pacli option in detail. If you want to look up which commands pacli uses and understand them, this is the right place for you!
There are 2 threads in the Manjaro forum. Most of the discussion between the developers is going on there: