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Configure pacman


For advanced completion, install the bash-completion package:

# pacman -S bash-completion

The "command not found" hook

Install pkgfile:

# pacman -S pkgfile

Then update the database with:

# pkgfile --update

Note: didn't work for me.

Add color output

EDIT: the following trick is not needed anymore since pacman (>= 4.1) now supports color output.

Install pacman-color from AUR.

Backup the original pacman executable:

# mv /usr/bin/pacman /usr/bin/pacman.bak

Make a symlink from pacman to pacman-color:

# ln -s /usr/bin/pacman-color /usr/bin/pacman