PacKommander is a GUI wrapper for the pacman package manager of Arch Linux.
It is my very first Kommander script; but it does the job pretty well. Use it to install, upgrade, search, remove, query packages (local or repository) as well as synchronize database, upgrade system and clear file cache.
- Quite light-weight and fast.
- Can perform almost all the tasks that CLI pacman can do. This includes install /upgrade /remove /query /view details /search packages both from server repositories as well as local packages in hard disk.
- Can be (in fact, must be) started as normal user to perform non-admin tasks like search/query pacakges. Root privilege is sought for automatically (using gksudo) as and when required (e.g. to install/remove packages).
- Can handle multiple packages at a time using a 'Package Queue' system. Essentially, a list of queued packages is shown (packages can be added/removed from queue), from where you can select and manipulate multiple packages.
- Certain tasks like Upgrading entire system, syncing database with server, clearing cache, optimizing pacman, etc can be done by a click of a button.
- Hand-editing of certain configuration files is also supported using nano editor in xterm.
- Every task is actually carried out by pacman. The progress can be seen in the external xterm window and the user has to interact with it limitedly (for confirmations, etc.)
- The UI is fully configurable using Kommander-editor.