This post is about the Arch User Repository. If you're not an Arch user, probably just move along ;)
There are lots of AUR helpers in existence already but, in the best traditions of open source, none of them work exactly how I want an AUR helper to work, so I created a new one.
Here it is: https://github.com/stilvoid/maur
maur (pronounced like "more") is tiny. At the time of writing, it's 49 lines of bash. It also has very few features.
Here is the list of features:
- Help text when you type
- A list of packages in the AUR when you type
maurwith no arguments
- Help you install a package when you type
maur <package name>
The "help" when installing a package is this, and nothing more:
- Clone the package's AUR repository
- Open the
PKGBUILDin your default editor
- Ask if you want to continue installing
- If you do, run
If you think
maur needs more features, use a different AUR helper.
If you find bugs, please submit an issue or, even better, a pull request.
Searching the AUR
If you want to search for a package in the AUR, you can grep for it ;)
maur | grep maur
Installing a package
If you want to install a package, for example yay:
Upgrading a package
Upgrade a package is the same as installing one. This will upgrade