Warning: This program is experimental and its interface is subject to change.
nix store delete - delete paths from the Nix store
nix store delete [option...] installables...
Delete a specific store path:
# nix store delete /nix/store/yb5q57zxv6hgqql42d5r8b5k5mcq6kay-hello-2.10
This command deletes the store paths specified by installables. ,
but only if it is safe to do so; that is, when the path is not
reachable from a root of the garbage collector. This means that you
can only delete paths that would also be deleted by
nix store gc. Thus,
nix store delete is a more targeted version of
nix store gc.
With the option
--ignore-liveness, reachability from the roots is
ignored. However, the path still won't be deleted if there are other
paths in the store that refer to it (i.e., depend on it).
start an interactive environment if evaluation fails
Do not check whether the paths are reachable from a root.
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:
Apply the operation to every store path.
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
Apply operation to closure of the specified paths.