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.\" Title: packer
.\" Author: [see the "Authors" section]
.\" Generator: DocBook XSL Stylesheets v1.75.2 <http://docbook.sf.net/>
.\" Date: 03/27/2010
.\" Manual: Pacman Manual
.\" Source: Pacman
.\" Language: English
.\"
.TH "PACKER" "8" "03/27/2010" "Packer" "Packer Manual"
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.SH "NAME"
packer \- package manager utility for pacman repositories and the AUR
.SH "SYNOPSIS"
.sp
\fIpacman\fR <operation> [options] [packages]
.SH "DESCRIPTION"
.sp
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\&.
.SH "OPERATIONS"
.PP
\fB\-Ss\fR
.RS 4
Search for a package\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-S\fR
.RS 4
Install a package\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-Syu\fR
.RS 4
Sync with repositories\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-Si\fR
.RS 4
Show information for a package\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-G\fR
.RS 4
Download and extract AUR package tarballs, but don\(cqt install anything\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-h\fR
.RS 4
Show packer usage\&.
.RE
.SH "OPTIONS"
.PP
\fB\-\-ignore\fR <\'package\'>
.RS 4
Ignore packages\&. Separate package names with a comma\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-noconfirm\fR
.RS 4
Perform commands without confirmation from the user\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-noedit\fR
.RS 4
Perform commands without asking if the user wants to edit any installation files\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-quickcheck\fR
.RS 4
Check for updates and exit\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-auronly\fR
.RS 4
Only perform commands for the AUR\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-devel\fR
.RS 4
Update development packages\&. (cvs, git\&...)
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-skipinteg\fR
.RS 4
Skip the integrity check by ignoring AUR package MD5 sums\&.
.RE
.PP
\fB\-\-preview\fR
.RS 4
Always offer to edit the pkgbuild before sourcing it. To always force preview, 'alias packer="packer --preview"'
.RE
.SH "INTERACTIVE MODE"
.sp
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\&.
.SH "EXAMPLE USAGE"
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Sync and update all packages:
packer \-Syu
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Update only AUR packages:
packer \-Syu \-\-auronly
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Update, and reinstall packages that were installed from a revision control source:
packer \-Syu \-\-devel
.RE
.sp
For a package called \fIname\fR:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Search:
packer \-Ss \fIname\fR
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Install:
packer \-S \fIname\fR
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Install without confirmations:
packer \-S \-\-noconfirm \fIname\fR
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Get information about a package:
packer \-Si \fIname\fR
.RE
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
Search and install in interactive mode:
packer \fIname\fR
.RE
.SH "CONFIGURATION"
.sp
Packer uses these settings in /etc/pacman\&.conf:
.sp
.RS 4
.ie n \{\
\h'-04'\(bu\h'+03'\c
.\}
.el \{\
.sp -1
.IP \(bu 2.3
.\}
IgnorePkg
.RE
.sp
Packer output will be colorized unless the environmental variable COLOR is set to `NO'.
.sp
To manually edit files, packer uses the EDITOR variable\&. If EDITOR is not set then the default editor is vi\&.
.sp
Packages are built in the TMPDIR path\&. If the TMPDIR variable is not set then the default path is /tmp
.SH "SEE ALSO"
.sp
\fBpacman\fR(8)
.SH "AUTHORS"
.sp
Matthew Bruenig <matthewbruenig@gmail\&.com>
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