[arch-general] merging files from pacnew

Arno Gaboury arnaud.gaboury at gmail.com
Mon Jun 25 04:05:44 EDT 2012

On 06/25/2012 09:16 AM, Leonidas Spyropoulos wrote:
> 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
> https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacnew_and_Pacsave_Files
> And the forum link posted at the end of the wiki.
> Another helpful tool is pacmatic
> (https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pacmatic#Consider_Using_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)$"
> will help you find any pacnew files you have on your system, I usually
> use this in case I left over some when I did the merge and didn't
> delete the file after.
> Regards
> Leonidas
Just installed pacmatic and did my first *$pacmatic -Syu*. Not bad 
indeed. TY for the pointer.

I do think I am ready now to keep my pacman files updated with vimdiff. 
There are not so many shortcuts to learn indeed, and finally found it 
less scary for a beginner than vim

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