I once saw a wrapper-script for
pacman in the forums that was basically a short-hand version of common
pacman tasks. Over the last couple years, I’ve expanded on it. It does just about everything I need it to and its real basic. I call it
arpa and here are the tasks it covers:
arpa [option] [*package] - generic package tasks wrapper script -e, --explicit - install a package as explicit -g, --get - only download package files : -G for upgrade files -i, --install - install a package : -I for deps, *.pkg.tar.* -l, --list - list files installed by a package : -L genlist inst. pkgs -n, --info - information about a package -o, --owns - owning package of a file -q, --query - query for an installed package : -Q adds description -r, --remove - remove a pkg and its deps : -R force, no param orphs -s, --search - search for a package : -S adds description -u, --upgrade - sync package db and upgrade system : -U for the AUR -y, --sync - sync package db
Good for me to have this around so I can remember everything :).