pacman – Installing software in Arch Linux

packman is package management tool used in Arch linux. It is like yum on RedHat Linux, apt on Debian/Ubuntu.

If you already familiar with yum, dnf or apt, arch linux wiki have list of equivalent commands for pacman

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacman/Rosetta

Update all software on system

pacman -Syu

Search for a package

To search for a package, run

pacman -Ss  PACKAGE_NAME

Install a package

To install a package, run

pacman -S PACKAGE_NAME

Uninstall a package

pacman -R PACKAGE_NAME

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