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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2017-02-11 Pacman 5.0.1 Pacman Manual