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


nix profile remove - remove packages from a profile


nix profile remove [option...] elements...


  • Remove a package by position:

    # nix profile remove 3
  • Remove a package by attribute path:

    # nix profile remove packages.x86_64-linux.hello
  • Remove all packages:

    # nix profile remove '.*'
  • Remove a package by store path:

    # nix profile remove /nix/store/rr3y0c6zyk7kjjl8y19s4lsrhn4aiq1z-hello-2.10


This command removes a package from a profile.


  • --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.