[aur-general] Categories

carstene1ns arch at carsten-teibes.de
Fri Sep 5 00:59:52 UTC 2014

Am 05.09.2014 um 00:51 schrieb Hugo Osvaldo Barrera:
> [...]if they can be parsed by pacman somehow, they would add some use. Otherwise, I'm ok
> with deleting them.
pacman has no AUR support, this was a decision. So the only way to allow
it to see such data would be to add it to the PKGBUILD or other metadata
(which does not make sense, as the official repositories have no
categories either).

Anyways, there are quite a few AUR helpers available, so you could use
them with a bit of shell scripting or use the RPC interface directly.

To display categories for your installed AUR packages:
$ cower --info --format="%c/%n" $(pacman -Qqem) | sort

You may add a '| grep games' to filter for specific category or tell
cower to sort by install date or something instead of using 'sort' of

best regards,

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