yaourt: a pacman frontend


Yaourt is not maintained anymore ! Please choose another AUR Helper: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/AUR_helpers

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:

git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/package-query.git
cd package-query
makepkg -si
cd ..
git clone https://aur.archlinux.org/yaourt.git
cd yaourt
makepkg -si
cd ..


Search and install:


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

Check, edit, merge or remove *.pac* files:

yaourt -C

Get a PKGBUILD (support splitted package):

yaourt -G

Build and export package, its sources to a directory:

yaourt -Sb --export

Backup database:

yaourt -B

Query backup file:

yaourt -Q --backupfile