I want to be able to install packages unattended with the Arch Linux package manager pacaur. On Ubuntu, one can do:

apt-get -y install htop

What is the equivalent in Arch Linux, using Pacaur?

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It looks like pacaur supports --noconfirm:

--noconfirm      do not prompt for any confirmation

The following may also be useful:

--noedit         do not prompt to edit files
  • I haven't been able to test this; hopefully it does what you would like it to do.
    – dhag
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:27
  • ➜ ~ pacaur -S --noconfirm google-chrome :: Package(s) google-chrome not found in repositories, trying AUR... :: resolving dependencies... :: looking for inter-conflicts... AUR Packages (1): google-chrome-42.0.2311.90-1 :: Retrieving package(s)... :: View google-chrome PKGBUILD? [Y/n] =======================================> it did not work :( Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:35
  • you set me on the right path, this works:: pacaur -S --noconfirm --noedit google-chrome Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:37
  • Good, I will add this to my answer, then.
    – dhag
    Commented Apr 17, 2015 at 21:43

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