pacman -Ss python | paste - - | grep --color=always -e '/python' | less -R

Ergo browsing 'pacman' queries (Arch)

Alternative1 (grep support): pacman -Ss python | paste - - | grep --color=always -e '/python' | less -R Alternative2 (eye-candy, no grep): pacman --color=always -Ss "python" | paste - - | less -R in ~/.bashrc: pkg-grep() { pacman -Ss "$1" | paste - - | grep --color=always -e "${2:-$1}" | less -R ; } pkg-search() { pacman --color=always -Ss "python" | paste - - | less -R; }
Sample Output
extra/python 3.5.1-1 [installed]            Next generation of the python high-level scripting language
extra/python-astroid 1.4.4-1        Useful miscellaneous modules used by Logilab projects
extra/python-atspi 2.18.0-1 [installed]     Python 3 bindings for at-spi
extra/python-beaker 1.7.0-3         Caching and sessions WSGI middleware for use with web applications and stand-alone Python scripts and applications
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cool but why not to use yaourt?
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