pactree man page

pactree — package dependency tree viewer


pactree [options] package


Pactree produces a dependency tree for a package.

By default, a tree-like output is generated, but with the --graph option, a Graphviz description is generated.


-a, --ascii
Use ASCII characters for tree formatting. By default, pactree will use Unicode line drawing characters if it is able to detect that the locale supports them.
-b, --dbpath
Specify an alternative database location.
-c, --color
Colorize output.
-d, --depth <num>
Limits the number of levels of dependency to show. A zero means show the named package only, one shows the packages that are directly required.
-g, --graph
Generate a Graphviz description. If this option is given, the --color and --linear options are ignored.
-h, --help
Output syntax and command-line options.
-l, --linear
Prints package names at the start of each line, one per line.
-r, --reverse
Show packages that depend on the named package.
-s, --sync
Read package data from sync databases instead of local database.
-u, --unique
List dependent packages once. Implies --linear.
--config <file>
Specify an alternate pacman configuration file.

See Also

pacman(8), pacman.conf(5), makepkg(8)

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Current maintainers:

· Allan McRae <>

· Andrew Gregory <>

· Dan McGee <>

· Dave Reisner <>

Past major contributors:

· Judd Vinet <>

· Aurelien Foret <>

· Aaron Griffin <>

· Xavier Chantry <>

· Nagy Gabor <>

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


2016-03-31 Pacman 5.0.1 Pacman Manual