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

Name

nix store add-path - add a path to the Nix store

Synopsis

nix store add-path [option...] path

Description

Copy path to the Nix store, and print the resulting store path on standard output.

Warning

The resulting store path is not registered as a garbage collector root, so it could be deleted before you have a chance to register it.

Examples

Add a directory to the store:

# mkdir dir
# echo foo > dir/bar

# nix store add-path ./dir
/nix/store/6pmjx56pm94n66n4qw1nff0y1crm8nqg-dir

# cat /nix/store/6pmjx56pm94n66n4qw1nff0y1crm8nqg-dir/bar
foo

Options

  • --dry-run
    Show what this command would do without doing it.

  • --name / -n name
    Override the name component of the store path. It defaults to the base name of path.