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BlackArch is an unofficial project that aims to enable both security professionals and newcomers to learn and use security and hacking tools within Arch Linux.

The toolset is distributed as an Arch Linux unofficial user repository so you can install BlackArch Linux on top of an existing Arch Linux installation.


Add this to your /etc/pacman.conf file:

   Server =$arch

For package signing, pull in and sign the package signing keys:

   # pacman-key -r 12135932909A15567BCC2AA91FA5B9C987E7BDF3
   # pacman-key --lsign-key 12135932909A15567BCC2AA91FA5B9C987E7BDF3
   # pacman-key -r 4345771566D76038C7FEB43863EC0ADBEA87E4E3
   # pacman-key --lsign-key 4345771566D76038C7FEB43863EC0ADBEA87E4E3

Now run

   # pacman -Syu

Installing Packages

You may now install tools from the BlackArch repository. To list all of the available tools, run

   $ pacman -Sl blackarch

To install all of the tools, run

   # pacman -S blackarch

To install a category of tools, run

   # pacman -S blackarch-<category>

To see the BlackArch categories, run

   $ pacman -Sg | grep blackarch

Contact Information

Here is a summary of the best places to learn more, communicate, and get involved:

  • Website: Information & Blog Posts
  • Wiki Page: Wiki
  • @BlackArchLinux on Twitter: Announcements
  • Github Code Repository
    • If you're on Twitter, you can follow us to show support, ask questions.
  • IRC: #blackarch on Genscripts ( Support