[arch-general] Check for update in script

Jakub Klinkovský j.l.k at gmx.com
Thu Sep 11 13:10:11 EDT 2014

On 11.09.14 at 19:01, Yamakaky wrote:
> Hi
> I can't find a good way to check for available upgrades without touching the
> database, as running `pacman -Sy` without `u` isn't supported. Any idea ?
> Maybe a new pacman switch like "--upstreamdbpath" to toggle change the
> location of sync/ without touching local/ ?
> Why I need it :
> https://github.com/XavierBerger/RPi-Monitor/pull/57#issuecomment-55248969
> Yamakaky

pacman provides a `checkupdates` script, see /usr/bin/checkupdates for how it

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