[pacman-dev] Help with naming new option for paccache

Denis A. Altoé Falqueto denisfalqueto at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 13:35:05 UTC 2014

On Thu, Oct 9, 2014 at 9:31 AM, Maxim Andersson
<thesilentboatman at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> Been looking into adding a new option for paccache that  would remove
> all uninstalled packages (and at the same time keep the default number
> of the others). So,
> paccache -r --removeuninstalled
> would be the same as running
> paccache -r && paccache -ruk0
> But before sending in my patch/option-proposal, I would like to hear
> what you think a good option name would be? I think
> "removeuninstalled" is pretty descriptive, but it's a bit long.. and I
> wasn't able come up with any good shorter names.

My 2 cents :)

Maybe --prune would be a good choice? I've seen that option in
cleaning routines to mean a more thorough strategy. The help message
could elaborate what it really does.

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Denis A. Altoe Falqueto
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