CHECKUPDATES(8) Pacman-contrib Manual CHECKUPDATES(8)

checkupdates - safely print a list of pending updates

checkupdates [options]

checkupdates checks for pending updates using a separate pacman database located in TMPDIR if CHECKUPDATES_DB is not set and outputs a list of updates with the old and new version.

-c, --change

Check for new available updates only, prints the list of available updates only if it differs from the last time checkupdates was run with that option.

-d, --download

Download any pending updates to the pacman cache.

-h, --help

Display syntax and command-line options.

--nocolor

Do not colorize output. Color must be enabled in pacman.conf for the listing to be colored to begin with.

-n, --nosync

Do not sync the temporary database, works best when the temporary database is updated regularly through some other means such as a cronjob or systemd timer.

-V, --version

Display version information.

CHECKUPDATES_DB

Override the default ${TMPDIR:-/tmp}/checkup-db-${UID} temporary database location.

CHECKUPDATES_CHANGE

state file location for the -c/--change option.

TMPDIR

Override the default /tmp temporary directory.

XDG_STATE_HOME

Override the default $HOME/.local/state state directory

On exit, checkupdates will return one of the following error codes.

0

Normal exit condition.

1

Unknown cause of failure.

2

No updates are available.

pacman(8), pacman.conf(5)

Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen to be wrong, file an issue with as much detail as possible at https://gitlab.archlinux.org/pacman/pacman-contrib/-/issues/new.

Current maintainers:

•Johannes Löthberg <johannes@kyriasis.com>
•Daniel M. Capella <polyzen@archlinux.org>

For additional contributors, use git shortlog -s on the pacman-contrib.git repository.

2024-01-29 Pacman-contrib 1.10.4