Did you know?

Arch / AUR packages can contain a changelog!

Here's how you can display it:

$ pacman -Qc pkgname

Sadly not too many packages make use of that awesome feature (yet). If you're a packager, please consider adding one to your packages!

If you're curious which of your installed packages already come with a changelog, run this:

$ pacman -Qc 2>/dev/null | grep "Changelog for"

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This could come in really handy when updating packages.

Imagine: pacman/yay could diff the changelog between the installed and the new version of the package and show you what has changed since the last update.

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@fribbledom Ah yes, 20k lines when everything switches to including that. :-)

@gudenau

Just don't show it (by default) if the previous changelog was empty.

@gudenau

I guess. It's a very valid point one should consider for the implementation, though 🙂

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