It’s no secret that we love Arch Linux and one of Arch’s best features is the simple, easy-to-use package manager, Pacman. Here’s how to get Pacman’s simple command structure in other Linux distributions.
While you can technically install Pacman on other distributions, it isn’t a very good idea — mixing package managers can cause all kinds of trouble. You can, however, get Pacman’s fast, familiar commands on other distributions with PacApt. PacApt is essentially a script that lets you use Pacman commands in place of Apt and Yum, so installing packages is a piece of cake — whether you’re looking for something that requires fewer characters, or you’re just an Arch fan forced to use Ubuntu for a specific task.
To install PacApt, just run the following two commands in a terminal:
sudo wget https://github.com/icy/pacapt/raw/master/pacman -O /usr/local/bin/pacman
sudo chmod 755 /usr/local/bin/pacman
Once it’s done, you can use Pacman commands in place of Apt or Yum. For example, you can use the
pacman -Ss autokey command to run
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