Maintenance utility for `.pacorig`, - pacdiff

Maintenance utility for .pacorig, .pacnew and .pacsave files created by pacman. More information: pacdiff(8) — Arch manual pages.

  • Review files that need maintenance in interactive mode:


  • Use sudo and sudoedit to remove and merge files:

pacdiff --sudo

  • Review files needing maintenance, creating .bakups of the original if you (O)verwrite:

pacdiff --sudo --backup

  • Use a specific editor to view and merge configuration files (default is vim -d):

DIFFPROG={{editor}} pacdiff

  • Scan for configuration files with locate instead of using pacman database:

pacdiff --locate

  • Display help:

pacdiff --help