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pacman-conf - Man Page

query pacman's configuration file


pacman-conf [options] [<directive> ...]

pacman-conf (--repo-list|--help|--version)


pacman-conf is a utility for parsing the pacman configuration file and returning script-friendly output. It is designed to properly handle non-trivial configuration features such as variable interpolation and the use of the Include directive, and guarantees that it will return the same configuration values which pacman itself would use.

pacman-conf will output the fully-resolved contents of the configuration file by default, or, if provided with the name of a configuration directive, output the contents of the given directive alone.


-c,  --config <path>

Specify an alternate configuration file.

-R,  --rootdir <path>

Specify an alternate installation root (default is /).

-r,  --repo <repository>

Query options for a specific repository.

-v,  --verbose

Always shown directive names.

-l,  --repo-list

List configured repositories.

-h,  --help

Output syntax and command line options.

-V,  --version

Display version and exit.


pacman-conf -r core Usage

Show the value of the Usage configuration option for core repository.

pacman-conf HoldPkg

Show the value of the HoldPkg configuration option.

See Also


See the pacman website at https://archlinux.org/pacman/ for current information on pacman and its related tools.


Bugs? You must be kidding; there are no bugs in this software. But if we happen to be wrong, submit a bug report with as much detail as possible at the Arch Linux Bug Tracker in the Pacman section.


Current maintainers:

Past major contributors:

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


2024-04-14 Pacman 6.1.0 Pacman Manual