when you use pikaur as AUR helper and do “update system”, you can choose “p” to show package details before updating.
you are right.
depending on the AUR helper you use, you see which packages are installed because the info text differs and in some cases even shows you the installation method, package maintainer, etc.
for example, i could add an “i” in front of all already installed packages. this means i need to query the entire list of packages. i have thought about doing this long term anyway and adding infos such as “this package is from system repository”, “this package is from the AUR”, “this package is a flatpack”, “this package is a snap”, … but there are no “snap” or “flatpack” helpers for arch linux which i can start to use. maybe, i have to do a little more research and testing on this subject…
i agree with Chrysostomus’ argument. but besides that, i cannot really see a use case for an install option, which is limited to official packages only.
i hope you are able to easily spot the difference between AUR and non-AUR packages in the package list: AUR packages do not have any package description.
if you are distracted by the amount of AUR packages in your search results, you can start to filter your search. e.g. searching for firefox package is easy, if you type (without " symbols): “^firefox”
can you tell me an use case for an install option, which is limited to official packages only?
there was once a case started to manually scroll through the list of packages and then complained about it being so much work to install anything.
i hope you know that you can start to type in order to filter the displayed list of packages?
for the display of lists, pacui uses fzf. you can assign keyboard shortcuts in fzf.
this means i am probably able to do this. let me test this a little bit…
i have not noticed this yet, but you are right. this happens in my terminal and shell, too.
i have to take a look at fzf, whether i am able to set fzf to open links or not.
in any way, you could use “rxvt-unicode” as your terminal with the “url-select” perl extension, which makes you able to open ALL URLs in your terminal with the push of a (customizable) keyboard shortcut.
edit: i just found out, that yakuake/konsole have a setting in their profile to underline files/URLs and open them with a left mouse click. but i think (most of) these settings are disabled by default.
edit2: it also works in the “termite” terminal as mentioned below by @deadguy : PacUI: A simple Bash Frontend for Pacman and Yaourt/Pacaur
i usually just copy and paste the github homepage to the OP of this topic. i try to keep everything up to date on github, but not really in this topic…