[pacman-dev] What to do with pacsysclean and pacsize?
ambrevar at gmail.com
Thu Nov 20 08:33:24 UTC 2014
On 14-11-20 15:33:33, Allan McRae wrote:
> pacsysclean is broken... In short it only looks for KiB in output to
> assess file size, whereas pacman now outputs the correct thing. See .
> No-one has bothered to fix this.
> pacsize was submitted as a replacement . It currently works, but is
> another tool that parses pacman output.
> I think we should remove pacsysclean and not add pacsize. There is
> expac available (and potentially being added to the pacman codebase for
> the next release). [I am told expac can do the same thing but I don't
> know how...]
Query local packages, display size in MB.
$ expac -Q -HM '%m\t%n'
Display size in KB, sort the output by size.
$ expac -Q -HK '%m\t%n' | sort -n
Align at the 14th column instead of using tabs.
$ expac -Q -HK '%14m %n'
Query DB packages.
$ expac -S -HK '%m\t%n'
>  https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/41531
>  https://patchwork.archlinux.org/patch/2030/
I totally agree with your suggestion: expac could easily replace paclist,
pacsysclean/pacsize, pacsearch, and probably more.
It misses some features though:
* Colored output.
* Fallback to DB when local entry is not found. (This is basically what
pacsearch is all about.)
* An automatic size unit adjustment as used by pacman. I think this is more than optional.
It's easier to fight for one's principles than to live up to them.
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