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[[Category:PackageManagement]]
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#REDIRECT[[Pacman Tips#Color output]]
 
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== Colorizing the output of pacman ==
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Now that makepkg has colorized output, why not pacman as well? [http://www.gentoo.org/ Gentoo]'s 'portage' package manager uses colors a lot, and as you can see in this [http://www.gentoo-portage.com/Image/156 screenshot], it greatly enhances readability.
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==== Scripts ====
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User citral uses the following script in his .bashrc:
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alias pacs="pacsearch"
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pacsearch () {
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        echo -e "$(pacman -Ss $@ | sed \
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        -e 's#current/.*#\\033[1;31m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
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        -e 's#extra/.*#\\033[0;32m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
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        -e 's#community/.*#\\033[1;35m&\\033[0;37m#g' \
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        -e 's#^.*/.* [0-9].*#\\033[0;36m&\\033[0;37m#g' )"
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}
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==== Links ====
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[http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic.php?t=12430&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=15 Forum thread]
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Revision as of 13:45, 1 January 2010