[arch-general] script to reformat 'pacman -Ss' output into 2 readable columns (prevents blindness)
David C. Rankin
drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Tue Aug 10 16:46:45 EDT 2010
On 08/05/2010 10:51 PM, 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 have played with the script a bit more so it provides the option to only show
installed or uninstalled packages to minimize the stuff to look through. The
current options to the script are:
NOTE: options can be given in any order, flags must be separate: '-d -z'
-c | --color disable the use of an accent color for pkgnames.
-d | --double option controls single/double spaced output.
-h | --help display this help message.
-i | --installed show only installed packages.
-u | --uninstalled show only uninstalled packages.
-w | --write filename write search results to 'filename'.
-z | --zenity provide graphical output using 'zenity --list'
Two additional testing options (no effect on script):
-v | --verbose dump select variables to the screen.
-a | --array dump the array contents to the screen (requires -v
David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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