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#1 2006-08-24 22:01:59

Registered: 2006-08-23
Posts: 2

Searching package with pacman ?


Question : How can I search the repository of pacman with some keyword : exemple : *fire*   

The reason :
I'm trying to get started by installing fluxbox and firefox. While fluxbox can be installed with "pacman -Sy fluxbox", I cannot do the same for firefox. I tried finding the command to search the repositiory for any package with *fire* but failed.

Any good tips on how to find package without having to use a browser to download a file ?


#2 2006-08-24 22:07:21

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From: Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada
Registered: 2004-01-18
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#3 2006-08-24 22:49:31

Registered: 2005-04-03
Posts: 834

Re: Searching package with pacman ?

o_O You really want to print out the pacman manual.. i think.

You can print it out like this:

/bin/gunzip -c '/usr/man/man8/pacman.8.gz'| /usr/bin/gtbl | /usr/bin/nroff -Tlatin1 -mandoc -c|lpr

Should work, I just tried it.

edit: I suppose you could do that with all manpages smile and if this works(although you would have to change all */local/* paths): man-page printing becomes even more practical!

Now, remember to read some of it too: not just print it out XD

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