PACSEARCH(8) Pacman-contrib Manual PACSEARCH(8)

pacsearch - a colorized search combining both -Ss and -Qs output

pacsearch [-n] <pattern>

pacsearch will perform a pacman search using both the local and the sync databases. Installed packages are easily identified with a [installed], and local-only packages are also listed. Example: pacsearch ^gnome

-n, --nocolor

Do no colorize output.

-h, --help

Display syntax and command-line options.

-V, --version

Display version information.


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

Current maintainers:

•Johannes Löthberg <>
•Daniel M. Capella <>

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

2024-05-10 Pacman-contrib 1.10.6