Update manjaro using command line

By default settings, Manjaro will connect to the internet and show a notification that updates are available to download. You can click and go ahead to update your system the graphical user interface way.

On the other hand, if you wish to go to the Terminal and perform the update by command line, here is the guide for you. This is especially useful if you are updating a Manjaro PC by remote login.

Updating Manjaro XFCE from the Terminal

Step 1) Click on Manjaro icon on the taskbar and look for “Terminal”.

Step 2) Launch “Terminal Emulator”.

Launching Terminal in Manjaro XFCE
Launching Terminal in Manjaro XFCE

Step 3) Use the pacman command to update the system. Pacman is the Manjaro’s default package manager used to install, upgrade, configure and remove software. Use it with sudo.

sudo pacman -Syyu

Step 3) Pay attention to the progress of the Terminal and enter ‘Y’ when needed. You may be asked multiple numbers of times.

Terminal - Performing System Update
Terminal – Performing System Update

That’s it!

Updating Manjaro GNOME from the Terminal

Step 1) Launch ‘Terminal’.

Launching Terminal in Manjaro GNOME
Launching Terminal in Manjaro GNOME

Step 2) Use the pacman command to update the system. Pacman is the Manjaro’s default package manager used to install, upgrade, configure and remove software. Use it with sudo.

sudo pacman -Syyu

Step 3) Pay attention to the progress of the Terminal and enter ‘Y’ when needed. You may be asked multiple numbers of times.

Update Manjaro GNOME via Terminal
Update Manjaro GNOME via Terminal

That’s it!

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Thank you very much.
It help me a lot.
I don’t know why octopi fails to update my Manjaro kde, but pacman has worked fine.
Thanks again!

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Nice and clear instruction. To improve it further I think one should explain all the commands when telling someone to type in sudo -commands. What does the -Syyu do in this context?