[arch-general] script to reformat 'pacman -Ss' (inclusion into pacman?)

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Wed Aug 11 05:16:57 EDT 2010

On 08/11/2010 02:31 AM, C Anthony Risinger wrote:
> could we xport this discussion to forums?  else more productive for
> mailing list would be a proposal for inclusion into pacman.
> C Anthony

Thank you C Anthony, good point:

With version 0.0.7, it now has the capability to run completely graphically. It 
will prompt the user for a searchfilename or searchTerm via the console or 
zenity --entry if the name or term is omitted from the cli. So now all the user 
needs to do to run this as a pure gui-app is create a launcher on the desktop 
pointing to:

srch2list -z -n

and a text entry dialog appears prompting for the filename or term and the 
results are then returned in a graphical list with checkboxes that allow the 
user to select which packages they would like to install and it then installs 
the selected packages with pacman.

I don't know if this is something that can be cannibalized to make pacman -SS 
more readable or whether you guys would want it as an AUR standalone. That's up 
to you now. I'm done with what I wanted to do with it -- and the little guy 
turned out quite handy.

Let me know what, if anything, you want to see done with it and I'll do it.

P.S. As for forums -- no thank you, that's all I need -- more web pages to visit 
where you have no assurance of finding what you need or of getting a competent 
response. In the past I've found forums to be not much more than the 
blind-leading-the-blind. I'm sure Arch's is one of the best, but I dislike 
forums. I'll do private email long before a forum. They have just never worked 
for me.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.
Rankin Law Firm, PLLC
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