Pacman Cheat Sheet

Cheat sheet for Pacman, the Arch Linux package manager.

Cheat sheet with basic commands for Pacman [1], the Arch Linux [2] package manager. Pacman combines a simple binary package format with an easy-to-use build system. The goal of pacman is to make it possible to easily manage packages, whether they are from the official repositories or the user's own builds.

Commands

Update

pacman -Syu
Update system
pacman -Syy
Update database

Installing packages

pacman -S package_name
Install package package_name
pacman -U /path/to/package_name
Install package package_name
makepkg -si package_name
Install package package_name

Removing packages

pacman -R package_name
Remove package package_name
pacman -Rs package_name
Remove package package_name incl. unneeded dependencies
pacman -Rns package_name
Remove package package_name incl. unneeded dependencies and global configuration
pacman -Rns $(pacman -Qdtq)
Remove multiple unneeded packages incl. unused dependencies.
pacman -Qi package_name
Retrieve package_name info

References

  1. Pacman package manager
  2. Arch Linux home page