[pacman-dev] [patch] Display size for packages

Roman Kyrylych roman.kyrylych at gmail.com
Mon May 14 05:56:52 EDT 2007

2007/5/14, Dan McGee <dpmcgee at gmail.com>:
> On 5/6/07, Nathan Jones <nathanj at insightbb.com> wrote:
> > This patch adds a -z|--showsize option to the -Q and -S commands. The
> > option displays the size of individual packages. This is something that
> > I have wanted for a while, and there is a feature request for it [1].
> This is great, thanks for the patch. I just pushed it to my GIT tree,
> it should show up soon on archlinux.org.
> <http://projects.archlinux.org/git/gitweb.cgi?p=pacman.git;a=summary>
> If you didn't know already, future development has shifted to GIT, so
> I had to adopt your patch slightly to match up with the changed code
> there. I made a few other small changes as well, but nothing huge.
> > I'm sure that everyone does not want to add too many flags to pacman, so
> > would it be preferable to have a DisplaySize option in pacman.conf
> > instead?
> No one else on the list has said anything about this, so this is a
> request for comment. If you feel like it would be the better way to
> go, feel free to submit a patch (knowing that your first one is
> already implemented).

IMHO pacman.conf option will be better because turning this feature
on/off depends more user preferences than on specific case.
IMO only options that are useful to have overriden at any time quickly
are worth to go into commandline.

Roman Kyrylych (Роман Кирилич)

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