Warning: This program is experimental and its interface is subject to change.


nix profile list - list installed packages


nix profile list [option...]


  • Show what packages are installed in the default profile:

    # nix profile list
    0 flake:nixpkgs#legacyPackages.x86_64-linux.spotify github:NixOS/nixpkgs/c23db78bbd474c4d0c5c3c551877523b4a50db06#legacyPackages.x86_64-linux.spotify /nix/store/akpdsid105phbbvknjsdh7hl4v3fhjkr-spotify-
    1 flake:nixpkgs#legacyPackages.x86_64-linux.zoom-us github:NixOS/nixpkgs/c23db78bbd474c4d0c5c3c551877523b4a50db06#legacyPackages.x86_64-linux.zoom-us /nix/store/89pmjmbih5qpi7accgacd17ybpgp4xfm-zoom-us-5.4.53350.1027
    2 flake:blender-bin#packages.x86_64-linux.default github:edolstra/nix-warez/d09d7eea893dcb162e89bc67f6dc1ced14abfc27?dir=blender#packages.x86_64-linux.default /nix/store/zfgralhqjnam662kqsgq6isjw8lhrflz-blender-bin-2.91.0


This command shows what packages are currently installed in a profile. The output consists of one line per package, with the following fields:

  • An integer that can be used to unambiguously identify the package in invocations of nix profile remove and nix profile upgrade.

  • The original ("mutable") flake reference and output attribute path used at installation time.

  • The immutable flake reference to which the mutable flake reference was resolved.

  • The store path(s) of the package.


  • --debugger
    start an interactive environment if evaluation fails

  • --profile path
    The profile to update.

Common evaluation options:

  • --arg name expr
    Pass the value expr as the argument name to Nix functions.

  • --argstr name string
    Pass the string string as the argument name to Nix functions.

  • --eval-store store-url
    The Nix store to use for evaluations.

  • --impure
    Allow access to mutable paths and repositories.

  • --include / -I path
    Add path to the list of locations used to look up <...> file names.

  • --override-flake original-ref resolved-ref
    Override the flake registries, redirecting original-ref to resolved-ref.