Reflector

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Reflector is a script which can retrieve the latest mirror list from the MirrorStatus page, filter the most up-to-date mirrors, sort them by speed and overwrite the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.

Installation

Install the reflector package which is available in the official repositories.

Usage

First it is recommended to back up your /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:

# cp /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist.backup

The following command will filter the first five mirrors, sort them by speed and overwrite the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:

# reflector -l 5 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

To see all of the available commands, run the following command:

$ reflector --help
Warning: Make sure the mirror list does not contain strange entries before syncing or updating with pacman.