Arch Linux

How to Update Arch Linux

Updates ensure that the system or software will run properly. This process is quite simple, but some people consider it complicated. Linux distros have different approaches to keep the system up to date. So if you are using Arch Linux, then this article is for you. In this article, we have explained the way to update Arch Linux.

Keeping the system up to date is very important in any Linux. Let us understand what the process of updating Arch Linux is.

First of all, take a backup for Arch Linux so that the data remains secure and saved. For Arch Linux update, you have to open the terminal and proceed with some of the following commands:

sudo pacman -Syu

By running the above command, you can check if updates are available and know which new versions should be added. Now press Y to confirm the update.

There is a new feature in this update: if the system file is corrupted, it can be repaired by pacman by adding “y” to it. Even if no update is present in the system, it will still make it right.

sudo pacman -Syyu

In Arch Linux, if you want to update a single package, then write the name of that package in the command:

sudo pacman -S package_name

Reboot the system after the update so that the system can work smoothly


The article above provides an overview of how to update Arch Linux fairly easily. Updating a system is essential as it provides new features and advanced optimization to your system. You should keep your system updated following the latest requirements. Please visit our Linuxhint website to learn more about Arch Linux and other operating systems.

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