Arch Linux is a simple, lightweight Linux distribution aimed at keeping things simple. Use this tag for questions not applicable to other distributions.
Arch Linux was founded by Canadian programmer, Judd Vinet. Its first formal release, Arch Linux 0.1, was on March 11, 2002. Although Arch is completely independent, it draws inspiration from the simplicity of other distributions including Slackware, CRUX and BSD.
In 2007, Judd Vinet stepped down as Project Lead to pursue other interests and was replaced by Aaron Griffin who continues to lead the project today.
Refresh the package list:
# pacman -Sy
Install or Update a package:
# pacman -S package_name
Update all packages on the system
# pacman -Syu
Search for package
# pacman -Ss package_name
Query locally installed packages
# pacman -Qi package_name
- Error updating all ArchLinux packages with -Syu
- How do I force remove a package in Arch with pacman?