Overview about some terminal PiSi-Commands

Overview about Pisi Linux Terminal commands


Install package
sudo pisi it PACKAGE
Remove package
sudo pisi rm PACKAGE
Update repositories (downloads latest index of packages)
sudo pisi ur
Update whole system
sudo pisi up
List repositories that are listed in package-manager
pisi lr
Add repository in package-manager
sudo pisi ar NAME ADDRESS
Remove repository in package-manager
sudo pisi rr NAME ADDRESS
Search for package in active repositories
pisi sr PACKAGE
Reinstall package
sudo pisi it PACKAGE –reinstall
Information about the package creator
pisi blame PACKAGE
Build package from the build files
sudo pisi build pspec.xml
Check all installed packages
sudo pisi check
Textfile about check-command
pisi check >& pisi-check.txt && grep -i ‘corrupt’ pisi-check.txt
Remove locks of the package database
sudo pisi clean
If the installation stops due to an error (energy-loss or something) then maybe it is necessary to configure pending packages again
sudo pisi cp
Delete cache (temporary files) of pisi
sudo pisi dc
Download pisi package without installing
pisi fetch PACKAGE
In the actual folder will be stored a pgraph.dot file. You can view this with “Kgraphviewer“
pisi graph PACKAGE
Show history of all executed pisi actions (like history-manager)MCEPASTEBIN%
pisi history
Create repository index files
pisi index
Show package information
pisi info PACKAGE
List all available packages in a given repository
pisi la REPONAME
List components (category of packages [part of component.xml])
pisi lc
List installed packages that are a member of a given category and save the result in text.txt
pisi li –component applications.games > text.txt
List newest available packages in active repositories
pisi ln
List available upgrades
pisi lu
Rebuild PiSi database
pisi rbd


The command “pisi help“ gives an overview of the basic functions of PiSi.

As already mentioned, package-manager’s GUI features most of the functions, but not all of them.