Warning: This program is experimental and its interface is subject to change.
nix profile install - install a package into a profile
nix profile install [option...] installables...
Install a package from Nixpkgs:
# nix profile install nixpkgs#hello
Install a package from a specific branch of Nixpkgs:
# nix profile install nixpkgs/release-20.09#hello
Install a package from a specific revision of Nixpkgs:
# nix profile install nixpkgs/d73407e8e6002646acfdef0e39ace088bacc83da#hello
Install a specific output of a package:
# nix profile install nixpkgs#bash^man
This command adds installables to a Nix profile.
start an interactive environment if evaluation fails
The priority of the package to install.
The profile to update.
Common evaluation options:
Pass the value expr as the argument name to Nix functions.
Pass the string string as the argument name to Nix functions.
The Nix store to use for evaluations.
Allow access to mutable paths and repositories.
Add path to the list of locations used to look up
Override the flake registries, redirecting original-ref to resolved-ref.
Common flake-related options:
Commit changes to the flake's lock file.
Use the inputs of the specified flake as registry entries.
Don't allow lookups in the flake registries. This option is deprecated; use
Do not allow any updates to the flake's lock file.
Do not write the flake's newly generated lock file.
Override a specific flake input (e.g.
dwarffs/nixpkgs). This implies
Recreate the flake's lock file from scratch.
Update a specific flake input (ignoring its previous entry in the lock file).
Options that change the interpretation of installables:
Operate on the store derivation rather than its outputs.
Interpret installables as attribute paths relative to the Nix expression expr.
Interpret installables as attribute paths relative to the Nix expression stored in file. If file is the character -, then a Nix expression will be read from standard input. Implies