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Eric Moynihan
Eric Moynihan

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Arch Linux AUR Helper with ncurses functionality and better searching and sorting


Yup is inspired by other AUR helpers but with many new features such as:

  • Searching with yup [search-terms] returns most accurate results

  • Uses ncurses to display search results. This allows for mouse interaction in the terminal and easier navigation.

  • Don't want to use ncurses? Use yup -n to use non-ncurses mode

  • Want to search the AUR exclusively? Use yup -a

  • Like yay, type yup to run a system upgrade.

  • An easy to use config file located at ~/.config/yup/config.json in JSON format.

  • Want to see which packages are cluttering up your system? Run yup -Qos to get a list ordered package size.

Differences between yay or trizen

  • Yup gives you the most accurate results first. As seen in the example above, yup sorts the results to bring the most accurate to the start.

  • Yupfiles are small files that allow you to batch install packages with a single command. Here's an example Yupfile

  • Yup uses ncurses. This allows users to both scroll while not displacing the bottom bar and easily navigate to certain results using more natural forms of user input.

  • Yup has an easy config file seperate to that of pacman's. This allows it to be more customisable from the get go.

  • Yup has both yup -c (for clearing all package cache) and yup yup -C (for clearing yup's cache only).

  • Yup allows you to disable ncurses mode (to normal terminal output) using yup -n temporarily or permanently by changing a value in the config file.

  • In the search menu, yup allows you to remove an installed package instantly using the R hotkey.

  • After selecting packages to install, you can revise your decision if you made a mistake.

  • Yup will soon allow you to disable any of the dialogue during install using the config menu.

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