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Feature packed AUR helper

paru paru-bin paru-git


Paru is your standard pacman wrapping AUR helper with lots of features and minimal interaction.



sudo pacman -S --needed base-devel
git clone
cd paru
makepkg -si



General Tips

  • Man pages: For documentation on paru's options and config file see paru(8) and paru.conf(5) respectively.

  • Color: Paru only enables color if color is enabled in pacman. Enable color in your pacman.conf.

  • File based review: To get a more advanced review process enable FileManager with your file manager of choice in paru.conf.

  • Flip search order: To get search results to start at the bottom and go upwards, enable BottomUp in paru.conf.

  • Editing PKGBUILDs: When editing PKGBUILDs, you can commit your changes to make them permanent. When the package is upgraded, git will try to merge your changes with upstream's.

  • PKGBUILD syntax highlighting: You can install bat to enable syntax highlighting during PKGBUILD review.

  • Tracking -git packages: Paru tracks -git package by monitoring the upstream repository. Paru can only do this for packages that paru itself installed. paru --gendb will make paru aware of packages it did not install.


paru <target> -- Interactively search and install <target>.

paru -- Alias for paru -Syu.

paru -S <target> -- Install a specific package.

paru -Sua -- Upgrade AUR packages.

paru -Qua -- Print available AUR updates.

paru -G <target> -- Download the PKGBUILD and related files of <target>.

paru -Gp <target> -- Print the PKGBUILD of <target>.

paru -Gc <target> -- Print the AUR comments of <target>.

paru --gendb -- Generate the devel database for tracking *-git packages. This is only needed when you initially start using paru.

paru -Bi . -- Build and install a PKGBUILD in the current directory.


Paru now has an IRC. #paru on Libera Chat. Feel free to join for discussion and help with paru.


Paru is not an official tool. If paru can't build a package, you should first check if makepkg can successfully build the package. If it can't, then you should report the issue to the maintainer. Otherwise, it is likely an issue with paru and should be reported here.