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pacman

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

  • Synchronize and update all packages:

pacman --sync --refresh --sysupgrade

  • Install a new package:

pacman --sync {{package_name}}

  • Remove a package and its dependencies:

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

  • Search the package database for a regular expression or keyword:

pacman --sync --search "{{search_pattern}}"

  • List installed packages and versions:

pacman --query

  • List only the explicitly installed packages and versions:

pacman --query --explicit

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

pacman --query --unrequired --deps --quiet

  • Empty the entire pacman cache:

pacman --sync --clean --clean