[arch-general] script to reformat 'pacman -Ss' output into 2 readable columns (prevents blindness)

nigel at greenlemur.com nigel at greenlemur.com
Fri Aug 6 12:11:27 EDT 2010

On Thu, Aug 05, 2010 at 10:51:45PM -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
>	I developed a script to help me read the output of pacman -Ss in 2 nicely
>formatted columns. The output of 'pacman -Ss srchterm' drives me nuts trying to
>read down the package names and descriptions with all the tab indented and
>wrapped text -- so I fixed it. Download the script here:


I'm new to Arch and to the list but wanted to say thanks for posting
this up. I've found pacman a great tool for getting what I need
installed, but browsing and looking around it was tricky - this script
is really useful for that.


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