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This article provides documentation for the web interface through which it is possible to query the official repositories and obtain results in JSON format.

Package information

Base URL: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/

Details

Syntax: /repository/architecture/package/json

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/x86_64/coreutils/json/

Files

Syntax: /repository/architecture/package/files/json

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/core/i686/coreutils/files/json/

Package search

The interface supports the same query parameters as the HTML search form, except for sort.

Base URL: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json

Name or description

Parameter: q

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?q=pacman

Exact name

Parameter: name

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?name=coreutils

Description

Parameter: desc

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?desc=pacman

Repository

It is possible to use this parameter more than once in order to search in more than one repository (but note that omitting it altogether will search in all repositories).

Parameter: repo

Values: Core, Extra, Testing, Multilib, Multilib-Testing, Community, Community-Testing

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?q=cursor&repo=Community&repo=Extra

Architecture

It is possible to use this parameter more than once in order to search for more than one architecture (but note that omitting it altogether will search for all architectures).

Parameter: arch

Values: any, i686, x86_64

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?q=cursor&arch=any&arch=x86_64

Maintainer

Parameter: maintainer

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?repo=Community&maintainer=orphan

Packager

Parameter: packager

Flagged

Parameter: flagged

Values: Flagged, Not+Flagged

Example: https://www.archlinux.org/packages/search/json/?arch=x86_64&flagged=Flagged

See also