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NAME

packer – package manager utility for pacman repositories and the AUR

Synopsis

packer <operation> [options] [packages]

Description

Packer is a bash wrapper for pacman and the AUR. It was designed to be a simple and very fast replacement for the basic functionality of yaourt. It allows you to install, update, search, and show information for any package in the main repositories and in the AUR. For other commands, such as removing packages, use pacman.

Operations

-Ss

Search for a package.

-S

Install a package.

-Syu

Sync with repositories.

-Si

Show information for a package.

-G

Download and extract AUR package tarballs, but don’t install anything.

-h

Show packer usage.

Options

--ignore package1,package2...


Ignore packages.

--noconfirm


Perform commands without confirmation from the user.

--noedit


Perform commands without asking if the user wants to edit any installation files.

--auronly


Only perform commands for the AUR.

--devel


Update development packages. (cvs, git…)

--skipinteg


Skip the integrity check by ignoring AUR package MD5 sums.

Interactive Mode

Use packer without any operations or options to use the interactive mode. Packer will show a numbered list of search results. To install a package, enter the corresponding number.

Example Usage

  • Sync and update all packages: packer -Syu
  • Update only AUR packages: packer -Syu --auronly
  • Update, and reinstall packages that were installed from a revision control source: packer -Syu --devel

For a package called name:

  • Search: packer -Ss name
  • Install: packer -S name
  • Install without confirmations: packer -S --noconfirm name
  • Get information about a package: packer -Si name
  • Search and install in interactive mode: packer name

Configuration

Packer uses these settings in /etc/pacman.conf:

  • IgnorePkg

Packer output will be colorized if if pacman-color is installed.

To manually edit files, packer uses the EDITOR variable. If EDITOR is not set then the default editor is vi.

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