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"Remove a package(s) by name"

pacman -Rc is listed as the command, but -c removes every package that depends on the named package (as opposed to the default behavior of aborting the removal and informing the user of the dependencies preventing the removal, at which point the user can decide whether the depending packages should also be removed or whether the named package should be kept installed). I think the command here should be changed to -R or -Rs. Dopamine (talk) 21:32, 16 May 2015 (UTC)

zypper rm -u does not remove orphans of a package that was removed

zypper rm -u requires an argument, for example a package name. The command can only remove orphans of a package during removal of that package. Once the package is removed, the command will not be equivalent to pacman -Qdtq | pacman -Rs -.

zypper >= 1.9.2 can list orphans after a package was removed by using --unneeded. See this issue and the manual.

--Markus00000 (talk) 07:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)

pacman -F commands

Is there a reason some of the pacman -F* commands are not in the list? Fore instance pacman -Fs can do the same as pkgfile -s without the need for an additional program. — Xha (talk) 20:38, 12 October 2016 (UTC)

Because they were added in pacman 5.0 and nobody updated the wiki yet. Even the pacman page itself is not up to date. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 12:53, 13 October 2016 (UTC)

Splitting into sections

This table needs to be split into sensible sections. I edited the current version into a split version at User:Wtachi/Pacman/Rosetta. Does the edited version look good (aside from the row colors)? Wtachi (talk) 18:50, 23 October 2016 (UTC)

Since no-one's responded, I've gone ahead and copied the changes here. You can see the history of the changes at User:Wtachi/Pacman/Rosetta. Wtachi (talk) 15:52, 7 November 2016 (UTC)
I've reviewed your changes and they all look good - thanks for your contribution! -- Pypi (talk) 23:45, 7 November 2016 (UTC)


I think a row for pacdiff with stuff like rpmconf -a would be helpful, but I'm not sure which would be the best section for it. -- ImNtReal (talk) 14:16, 4 January 2017 (UTC)