Willard's Guide to Computing for Forgetful Power Users

How to Re-Install Arch (kinda)

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Happy Holidays and all that. I haven’t posted in a while because I’ve been busy moving to a new city and having a job and all that.

This is a quick PSA (mostly for myself) that if your system ever crashes in the middle of a Pacman update and refuses to update again (like mine sometimes likes to do), you can use this command to force it to re-install everything and avoid bricking your laptop when you reboot.

sudo pacman -Qqn | sudo pacman -S -