[arch-general] merging files from pacnew

Leonidas Spyropoulos artafinde at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 03:16:02 EDT 2012

On Mon, Jun 25, 2012 at 7:00 AM, Arno Gaboury <arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/25/2012 06:55 AM, gt wrote:
> I couldn't find any doc about pacdiff.
> I manually merged all my pacnew files using oldschool diff and a text
> editor. Not very conveniant, but it did the job.
> Now playing finally with Vimdiff, as there is a lot of good doc. Even if I
> am lost with all these keyboard commands, I like the dual screen interface,
> and think I will stick to it. I will maybe add an entry in the *Pacnew and
> Pacsave* *files*, as I think a list of most used shortcuts could be
> explained.
> TY for all your advices.

Dear Arno,

It's good that you find your way of dealing with pacnew files. Please
take a look at the wiki page
And the forum link posted at the end of the wiki.

Another helpful tool is pacmatic
It automatically informs you if pacman created any pacnew files that
you have to deal with.

A command like the:
locate -e --regex "\.pac(new|orig|save)$"
will help you find any pacnew files you have on your system, I usually
use this in case I left over some when I did the merge and didn't
delete the file after.


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