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Old 06-29-2020, 10:34 AM   #1
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pacman command question --needed


so if I use say sudo pacman -S xorg xorg-apps xorg-server xorg-drivers xorg-xkill xorg-xinit xterm mesa --needed


Doesn't the --needed mean install only if needed (As in if it is already installed don't reinstall) or am I miss understanding it?

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Old 06-29-2020, 10:47 AM   #2
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No, you're right. From the ArchWiki:
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Note: If a package in the list is already installed on the system, it will be reinstalled even if it is already up to date. This behavior can be overridden with the --needed option.
BTW, the thread title is completely wrong. This is not a bash shell command question, this is a pacman question.

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:00 AM   #3
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No, you're right. From the ArchWiki:


BTW, the thread title is completely wrong. This is not a bash shell command question, this is a pacman question.
Ok that's what I thought the reason I asked it is reinstalling packages some packages, I looked at the wiki and didnt see it.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 11:57 AM   #4
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You can also grep a man page

Code:
man pacman | grep -A5 -B5 -- '--needed'
Or use the / and n key to search a man page
 
Old 06-29-2020, 12:01 PM   #5
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You can also grep a man page

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man pacman | grep -A5 -B5 -- '--needed'
Or use the / and n key to search a man page
Thanks.
 
Old 06-29-2020, 01:04 PM   #6
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OP, you can mark your thread SOLVED. See my signature.

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grep -A5 -B5
grep -C5
 
Old 06-29-2020, 09:18 PM   #7
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OP, you can mark your thread SOLVED. See my signature.


grep -C5
Forgot all about that Thanks.
 
  


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