April 2011: Checks official packages, todo lists, and bugs.
May 2011: Official release! (And some minor option tweaks.)

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Did you know that of the 26 thousand packages we have in the AUR, over 44 hundred don't have someone to take care of them?

Many are out of date or don't even compile. The rest will soon also succumb to bit rot.

Chances are, you depend on a few of these programs in your day to day life. Show your apps that you do care.

Download Aurphan here: aurphan.tar.gz or with pacman -S aurphan

In a few short seconds, a bash script will compare your installed packages to a list of packages in need, with links to where you can learn more about them.

Together, we can give all orphaned software a home.

If you are an Arch developer, you are eligible to adopt official packages. Find these formerly supported, now abandoned, packages with `aurphan -p</span> <span class="add">--packages

Maybe What if you can't provide long term support for a package, but still want to help out out? There are two options just for you. There are two options just for you. Maybe a bug is open and you can contribute a fix. Find these packages' bugs with aurphan <span class="del">-b --bugs</span>. Finally, the [master todo list](http://www.archlinux.org/todolists/) tracks <span class="add">the progress of</span> large changes through Arch. Useaurphan -w</span> <span class="add">--todo to see what packages you can make complete.

aurphan
    Without options, <span class="del">searches AUR</span>, <span class="add">displays help</span>
-p <span class="add">--packages</span>
    Search official packages
<span class="del">-w</span> <span class="add">-t --todo</span>
    Search todo list
-b <span class="add">--bugs</span>
    Search bugtracker
-a --aur
    Search AUR

Links:

Todo:

* Make --bugs prettier and filterable by maintainer.

* Man page