Arch Linux package manager utility - pacman

Arch Linux package manager utility. Some subcommands such as pacman sync have their own usage documentation. For equivalent commands in other package managers, see pacman/Rosetta - ArchWiki. More information: pacman(8) — Arch manual pages.

  • Synchronize and update all packages:

sudo pacman -Syu

  • Install a new package:

sudo pacman -S {{package_name}}

  • Remove a package and its dependencies:

sudo pacman -Rs {{package_name}}

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

pacman -Ss "{{search_pattern}}"

  • List installed packages and versions:

pacman -Q

  • List only the explicitly installed packages and versions:

pacman -Qe

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

pacman -Qtdq

  • Empty the entire pacman cache:

sudo pacman -Scc