Name

yaourt - more than a frontend to pacman

Synopsis

yaourt <operation> [options] [packages]

yaourt (search pattern|package file)

Description

Yaourt is a pacman frontend with a lot of features.

AUR/ABS support, colorized output, interactive search/install, save/restore Alpm database, orphans detection, manage .pac* files, …

Operations

Since the majority of those options are same as pacman’s ones (pacman(8)), this manual page will focus on the specific ones.

-B, --backup

Backup or restore alpm local database. See Backup Options.

-C

Manage .pac* files. See Clean Options.

-G, --getpkgbuild <package>

Get PKGBUILD for ABS or AUR.

-Q, --query

Query local database + Can sort packages by installation date, possibility to delete orphans. See Query Options.

-R, --remove

Remove package(s) from the system.

-U, --upgrade

Upgrade or add package(s) to the system.

-S, --sync

Synchronize packages + AUR support, building from sources. See Sync Options.

--stats

Show some statistics about your packages.

-V, --version

Display version and exit.

-h, --help

Display a short help.

Options

--export <dir>

Export builded packages and their sources (makepkg(8)) to <dir>.

-f, --force

Force installation or updates.

-f, --force

Force installation or updates.

--insecure

Allow curl & package-query to perform "insecure" SSL connections

--nocolor

Disable color.

--noconfirm

Don’t ask for confirmation.

--sucre

Equivalent to -Sfyyua --devel

--tmp <dir>

Use <dir> as temporary folder. default to /tmp

Backup Options

yaourt -B

Backup alpm local database in current dir.

yaourt -B <dir>

Backup alpm local database in <dir>/pacman-date.tar.bz2

yaourt -B <file>

Restore alpm local database from <file>.

Clean Options

Manage .pacnew, .pacsave and .pacorig files.

-c, --clean

Clean all these files.

Query Options

--backupfile <file>

Query <file> instead of alpm/aur.

--date

List queries result sorted by installation date.

-d, --deps

Filter output to packages installed as dependencies.

-t, --unrequired

Filter output to packages not required by any currently installed package. With -d, yaourt list all real orphans and ask for deletion.

Sync Options

-a, --aur

Also search in AUR database. With -u or --sysupgrade, upgrade aur packages that are out of date. With -Qm, display more info about foreign package.

--conflicts

Show packages that conflicts with one of the targets

-b, --build

Build from sources, ABS for official packages, or AUR if packages is not found. Specify this option twice to build all dependencies.

--depends

Show packages that depends on one of the targets

--devel

With -u or --sysupgrade, search an update for devel packages.

-i, --info

Display dependency and other information for a given package. This will search through all repositories and AUR database for a matching package.

--provides

Show packages that provides one of the targets.

--replaces

Show packages that replaces one of the targets.

-u, --sysupgrade

Upgrade all packages that are out of date.

Handling Config Files

With AUTOSAVEBACKUPFILE (yaourtrc(5)), yaourt will search and save all files marked as backup. These files can be used later with yaourt -C to automerge current configuration files with new ones.

Configuration

See yaourtrc(5) for more details on configuring yaourt using the yaourtrc file.

Environment variables

PACMAN

Set an alternative pacman(8) command.

TMPDIR

Set a temporary folder to use.

YAOURT_COLORS

Set a user defined colors. (see package-query(8))

See Also

See the yaourt website at http://archlinux.fr/yaourt-en/ for more info.

Bugs

Authors

Julien MISCHKOWITZ <wain@archlinux.fr>

Current maintainers: