reflector - retrieve and filter the latest Pacman mirrorlist

reflector [arguments]

reflector is a Python script and associated Python module that can retrieve up-to-date Arch Linux mirror data from the Mirror Status ( web interface.

See reflector --help.

Print the latest mirrorlist to STDOUT:


Sort the five most recently synchronized mirrors by download speed and overwrite the local mirrorlist:

reflector --latest 5 --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Select the 200 most recently synchronized HTTP or HTTPS mirrors, sort them by download speed, and overwrite the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist:

reflector --latest 200 --protocol http,https --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Select the HTTPS mirrors synchronized within the last 12 hours and located in either France or Germany, sort them by download speed, and overwrite the file /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist with the results:

reflector --country France,Germany --age 12 --protocol https --sort rate --save /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist

Reflector includes systemd service and timer units that can be used to automatically update Pacman’s mirrorlist. To use the timer, edit the configuration file at /etc/xdg/reflector/reflector.conf and then enable the timer with

systemctl enable reflector.timer
systemctl start reflector.timer

Check that status with systemctl list-timers. To update the mirrorlist immediately instead of waiting for the scheduled operation, run systemctl start reflector.service.



2020-08-19 reflector User Manual