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Pamac is a GUI Software Management (or Package Management) program that can be used instead of, or in addition to, using pacman in the terminal. Pamac is the default choice for the XFCE and Gnome Manjaro flavours. (The default Graphical Software Manager for the KDE flavour is Octopi)


The Pamac Updater will automatically check and notify you of any available system updates.

To install updates when listed, simply click the Apply button.


The Pamac Manager is a very simple, yet powerful tool to add and remove software packages (applications) from your system. This can be found in the System menu category, or in Openbox, via Synapse or the desktop menu.

Upon launching, it will automatically check the official Manjaro Repositories for new and updated software. Once complete, simply enter the name or short description of what you want to install or remove, and click the Find button.

When you want to search AUR (=Arch User Repository), tick the Search in AUR and press the Find button.

All installed and available software matching your search will then be displayed on the right. Click the name of any result to see more information about it immediately below.


A checkbox next to the package name will indicate whether it is installed or not.

  • To install a package, double-click the adjacent checkbox to mark it.
  • To remove an installed package, double-click the adjacent checkbox to clear it.

Once package boxes have been marked and/or cleared, you may undertake more searches before clicking the Apply button to conform your choice(s). It really is that simple!

~ >>> pamac -h                                                                                   
Available actions:
  pamac --version     
  pamac --help,-h      [action]
  pamac checkupdates   [options]
  pamac search         [options] <package(s)>
  pamac info           [options] <package(s)>
  pamac list           [options] <package(s)>
  pamac install        [options] <package(s)>
  pamac reinstall      [options] <package(s)>
  pamac build          [options] <package(s)>
  pamac remove         [options] <package(s)>
  pamac update,upgrade [options] <package(s)>