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pacman --remove

Arch Linux package manager utility. More information: https://man.archlinux.org/man/pacman.8.

  • Display help for this subcommand:

pacman --remove --help

  • Remove a package and its dependencies:

sudo pacman --remove --recursive {{package_name}}

  • Remove a package and both its dependencies and configuration files:

sudo pacman --remove --recursive --nosave {{package_name}}

  • Remove a package without prompting:

sudo pacman --remove --noconfirm {{package_name}}

  • Remove orphan packages (installed as dependencies but not required by any package):

sudo pacman --remove --recursive --nosave $(pacman --query --unrequired --deps --quiet)

  • Remove a package and all packages that depend on it:

sudo pacman --remove --cascade {{package_name}}

  • List packages that would be affected (does not remove any packages):

pacman --remove --print {{package_name}}