yaourt: a pacman frontend


Yaourt is a command line interface program which complete pacman for installing software on Archlinux.
Written by Julien Mischkowitz <wain at archlinux.fr> and Tuxce <tuxce.net at gmail.com>.


Get It

It’s recommended to read about AUR before, particularly about the packages needed to use it.
You can install yaourt from AUR:
curl -O https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/pa/package-query/package-query.tar.gz
tar zxvf package-query.tar.gz
cd package-query
makepkg -si
cd ..
curl -O https://aur.archlinux.org/packages/ya/yaourt/yaourt.tar.gz
tar zxvf yaourt.tar.gz
cd yaourt
makepkg -si
cd ..
or use our repository, add:
SigLevel = Never
Server = http://repo.archlinux.fr/$arch
to /etc/pacman.conf, and run:
pacman -Sy yaourt


Search and install:
yaourt <search pattern>
Sync database, upgrade packages, search aur and devel (all packages based on dev version) upgrades:
yaourt -Syu --devel --aur
Build package from source:
yaourt -Sb <package>
Check, edit, merge or remove *.pac* files:
yaourt -C
Get a PKGBUILD (support splitted package):
yaourt -G <package>
Build and export package, its sources to a directory:
yaourt -Sb --export <dir> <package>
Backup database:
yaourt -B
Query backup file:
yaourt -Q --backupfile <file>


Man pages: yaourt.8 yaourtrc.5
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