[aur-general] Categories

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera hugo at barrera.io
Fri Sep 5 01:43:14 UTC 2014

On 2014-09-05 02:59, carstene1ns wrote:
> 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).

Adding it to the PKGBUILD was what I originally mentioned.

> 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

Non-AUR packages don't have this metadata, so that seach would not include a
lot of installed packages. (which I why I proposed the above).

> 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
> course.
> best regards,
> carstene1ns

Hugo Osvaldo Barrera
A: Because we read from top to bottom, left to right.
Q: Why should I start my reply below the quoted text?
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