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 Index: 0 Flake attribute: legacyPackages.x86_64-linux.gdb Original flake URL: flake:nixpkgs Locked flake URL: github:NixOS/nixpkgs/7b38b03d76ab71bdc8dc325e3f6338d984cc35ca Store paths: /nix/store/indzcw5wvlhx6vwk7k4iq29q15chvr3d-gdb-11.1 Index: 1 Flake attribute: packages.x86_64-linux.default Original flake URL: flake:blender-bin Locked flake URL: github:edolstra/nix-warez/91f2ffee657bf834e4475865ae336e2379282d34?dir=blender Store paths: /nix/store/i798sxl3j40wpdi1rgf391id1b5klw7g-blender-bin-3.1.2
Note that you can unambiguously rebuild a package from a profile through its locked flake URL and flake attribute, e.g.
# nix build github:edolstra/nix-warez/91f2ffee657bf834e4475865ae336e2379282d34?dir=blender#packages.x86_64-linux.default
will build the package with index 1 shown above.
This command shows what packages are currently installed in a profile. For each installed package, it shows the following information:
Index: An integer that can be used to unambiguously identify the package in invocations of
nix profile removeand
nix profile upgrade.
Flake attribute: The flake output attribute path that provides the package (e.g.
Original flake URL: The original ("unlocked") flake reference specified by the user when the package was first installed via
nix profile install.
Locked flake URL: The locked flake reference to which the original flake reference was resolved.
Store paths: The store path(s) of the package.
Produce output in JSON format, suitable for consumption by another program.
The profile to operate on.
Pass the value expr as the argument name to Nix functions.
Pass the string string as the argument name to Nix functions.
Start an interactive environment if evaluation fails.
The URL of the Nix store to use for evaluation, i.e. to store derivations (
.drvfiles) and inputs referenced by them.
Allow access to mutable paths and repositories.
Add path to the Nix search path. The Nix search path is initialized from the colon-separated
NIX_PATHenvironment variable, and is used to look up the location of Nix expressions using paths enclosed in angle brackets (i.e.,
For instance, passing
-I /home/eelco/Dev -I /etc/nixos
will cause Nix to look for paths relative to
/etc/nixos, in that order. This is equivalent to setting the
NIX_PATHenvironment variable to
It is also possible to match paths against a prefix. For example, passing
-I nixpkgs=/home/eelco/Dev/nixpkgs-branch -I /etc/nixos
will cause Nix to search for
If a path in the Nix search path starts with
https://, it is interpreted as the URL of a tarball that will be downloaded and unpacked to a temporary location. The tarball must consist of a single top-level directory. For example, passing
tells Nix to download and use the current contents of the
masterbranch in the
The URLs of the tarballs from the official
nixos.orgchannels (see the manual page for
nix-channel) can be abbreviated as
channel:<channel-name>. For instance, the following two flags are equivalent:
-I nixpkgs=channel:nixos-21.05 -I nixpkgs=https://nixos.org/channels/nixos-21.05/nixexprs.tar.xz
You can also fetch source trees using flake URLs and add them to the search path. For instance,
specifies that the prefix
nixpkgsshall refer to the source tree downloaded from the
nixpkgsentry in the flake registry. Similarly,
<nixpkgs>refer to a particular branch of the
NixOS/nixpkgsrepository on GitHub.
Override the flake registries, redirecting original-ref to resolved-ref.
Set the logging verbosity level to 'debug'.
Set the format of log output; one of
Print full build logs on standard error.
Decrease the logging verbosity level.
Increase the logging verbosity level.
Show usage information.
Disable substituters and consider all previously downloaded files up-to-date.
Set the Nix configuration setting name to value (overriding
Consider all previously downloaded files out-of-date.
During evaluation, rewrite missing or corrupted files in the Nix store. During building, rebuild missing or corrupted store paths.
Show version information.
man nix.conffor overriding configuration settings with command line flags.