Update Mirrors Welcome Screen Script

nothing wrong with it.

Where can I find a copy of the Update Mirrors Welcome Screen Script to study? Online or on my copy of Endeavour?

I’m curious about what Pacman commands it’s running. I have a good idea of some such as sudo pacman-mirrors -f [#]

Look for reflector-simple; it’s based on reflector.

Reflector-simple (a GUI app) is an easy to use “one-timer” selector of mirrors. It writes the list of mirrors you selected into the /etc/pacman.d/mirrorlist. Reflector-simple is informative as it shows right away what it is capable of doing. I recommend starting with this application and get the idea of the selections that would be the most sensible in your case.

Below seems like what I’m looking for,

EDIT: Maybe not, this is reflector-auto

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Missed this bit. reflector already offer that (and more). :wink:

$ reflector --help
usage: Reflector.py [-h] [--connection-timeout n] [--list-countries] [--cache-timeout n] [--url URL]
                    [--save <filepath>] [--sort {age,rate,country,score,delay}] [--threads n] [--verbose]
                    [--info] [-a n] [-c <country>] [-f n] [-i <regex>] [-x <regex>] [-l n] [--score n] [-n n]
                    [-p <protocol>] [--completion-percent [0-100]] [--isos] [--ipv4] [--ipv6]

retrieve and filter a list of the latest Arch Linux mirrors

optional arguments:
  -h, --help            show this help message and exit
  --connection-timeout n
                        The number of seconds to wait before a connection times out. Default: 5
  --list-countries      Display a table of the distribution of servers by country.
  --cache-timeout n     The cache timeout in seconds for the data retrieved from the Arch Linux Mirror Status
                        API. The default is 300.
  --url URL             The URL from which to retrieve the mirror data in JSON format. If different from the
                        default, it must follow the same format. Default:
                        https://www.archlinux.org/mirrors/status/json/
  --save <filepath>     Save the mirrorlist to the given path.
  --sort {age,rate,country,score,delay}
                        Sort the mirrorlist. "age": last server synchronization; "rate": download rate;
                        "country": server's location; "score": MirrorStatus score; "delay": MirrorStatus
                        delay.
  --threads n           The maximum number of threads to use when rating mirrors. Keep in mind that this may
                        skew your results if your connection is saturated. Default: 2 (number of detected
                        CPUs)
  --verbose             Print extra information to STDERR. Only works with some options.
  --info                Print mirror information instead of a mirror list. Filter options apply.

filters:
  The following filters are inclusive, i.e. the returned list will only contain mirrors for which all of the
  given conditions are met.

  -a n, --age n         Only return mirrors that have synchronized in the last n hours. n may be an integer or
                        a decimal number.
  -c <country>, --country <country>
                        Match one of the given countries (case-sensitive). Multiple countries may be selected
                        using commas (e.g. "France,Germany") or by passing this option multiple times. Use "--
                        list-countries" to see which are available.
  -f n, --fastest n     Return the n fastest mirrors that meet the other criteria. Do not use this option
                        without other filtering options.
  -i <regex>, --include <regex>
                        Include servers that match <regex>, where <regex> is a Python regular express.
  -x <regex>, --exclude <regex>
                        Exclude servers that match <regex>, where <regex> is a Python regular express.
  -l n, --latest n      Limit the list to the n most recently synchronized servers.
  --score n             Limit the list to the n servers with the highest score.
  -n n, --number n      Return at most n mirrors.
  -p <protocol>, --protocol <protocol>
                        Match one of the given protocols, e.g. "https" or "ftp". Multiple protocols may be
                        selected using commas (e.g. "https,http") or by passing this option multiple times.
  --completion-percent [0-100]
                        Set the minimum completion percent for the returned mirrors. Check the mirrorstatus
                        webpage for the meaning of this parameter. Default value: 100.0.
  --isos                Only return mirrors that host ISOs.
  --ipv4                Only return mirrors that support IPv4.
  --ipv6                Only return mirrors that support IPv6.

Thanks, I just made it to this page. It shows reflector --help.

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