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

Name

nix store dump-path - serialise a store path to stdout in NAR format

Synopsis

nix store dump-path [option...] installables...

Examples

  • To get a NAR containing the GNU Hello package:

    # nix store dump-path nixpkgs#hello > hello.nar
    
  • To get a NAR from the binary cache https://cache.nixos.org/:

    # nix store dump-path --store https://cache.nixos.org/ \
        /nix/store/7crrmih8c52r8fbnqb933dxrsp44md93-glibc-2.25 > glibc.nar
    

Description

This command generates a NAR file containing the serialisation of the store path installable. The NAR is written to standard output.

Options

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.

Common flake-related options:

  • --commit-lock-file
    Commit changes to the flake's lock file.

  • --inputs-from flake-url
    Use the inputs of the specified flake as registry entries.

  • --no-registries
    Don't allow lookups in the flake registries. This option is deprecated; use --no-use-registries.

  • --no-update-lock-file
    Do not allow any updates to the flake's lock file.

  • --no-write-lock-file
    Do not write the flake's newly generated lock file.

  • --override-input input-path flake-url
    Override a specific flake input (e.g. dwarffs/nixpkgs). This implies --no-write-lock-file.

  • --recreate-lock-file
    Recreate the flake's lock file from scratch.

  • --update-input input-path
    Update a specific flake input (ignoring its previous entry in the lock file).

Options that change the interpretation of installables:

  • --all
    Apply the operation to every store path.

  • --derivation
    Operate on the store derivation rather than its outputs.

  • --expr expr
    Interpret installables as attribute paths relative to the Nix expression expr.

  • --file / -f file
    Interpret installables as attribute paths relative to the Nix expression stored in file.

  • --recursive / -r
    Apply operation to closure of the specified paths.