Command Reference

Flatpak Command Reference

Flatpak Command Reference

Version 0.9.2


Flatpak comes with a rich commandline interface.

Table of Contents

flatpak install — Install an application or runtime
flatpak update — Update an application or runtime
flatpak uninstall — Uninstall an application or runtime
flatpak list — List installed applications and/or runtimes
flatpak info — Show information about installed application and/or runtime
flatpak run — Run an application or open a shell in a runtime
flatpak override — Override application requirements
flatpak enter — Enter an application
flatpak document-export — Export a file to a sandboxed application
flatpak document-unexport — Stop exporting a file
flatpak document-info — Show information about exported files
flatpak document-list — List exported files
flatpak remotes — List remote repositories
flatpak remote-add — Add a remote repository
flatpak remote-modify — Modify a remote repository
flatpak remote-delete — Delete a remote repository
flatpak remote-ls — Show available runtimes and applications
flatpak build-init — Initialize a build directory
flatpak build — Build in a directory
flatpak build-finish — Finalize a build directory
flatpak build-export — Create a repository from a build directory
flatpak build-bundle — Create a single-file bundle from a local repository
flatpak build-import-bundle — Import a file bundle into a local repository
flatpak build-update-repo — Create a repository from a build directory
flatpak build-sign — Sign an application or runtime
flatpak-builder — Help build application dependencies
flatpak metadata — Information about an application or runtime
flatpakrepo — Reference to a remote
flatpakref — Reference to a remote for an application or runtime
flatpak make-current — Make a specific version of an app current

Name

flatpak-install — Install an application or runtime

Synopsis

Install from a configured remote:

flatpak install [OPTION...] REMOTE-NAME REF...

Install from a .flatpakref file:

flatpak install [OPTION...] [--from] LOCATION

Install from a .flatpak bundle:

flatpak install [OPTION...] [--bundle] FILENAME

Description

Installs an application or runtime. The primary way to install is to specify a [REMOTE] name as the source and one ore more [REF]s to specify the application or runtime to install.

Each REF argument is a full or partial indentifier in the flatpak ref format, which looks like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All elements except ID are optional and can be left out, including the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any part left out will be matched against what is in the remote, and if there are multiple matches an error message will list the alternatives.

By default this looks for both apps and runtime with the given REF in the specified REMOTE , but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option, or by supplying the initial element in the REF.

The alternative form of the command ([--from] or [--bundle] allows you to install directly from a source such as a .flatpak single-file bundle, a .flatpakref app description. The options are optional if the first argument have the right extension.

Note that flatpak allows one to have multiple branches of an application and runtimes installed and used at the same time. However, only version of an application one can be current, meaning its exported files (for instance desktop files and icons) are visible to the host. The last installed version is made current by default, but you can manually change with make-current.

Unless overridden with the --user or the --installation option, this command installs the application or runtime in the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--bundle

Assume LOCATION is a .flatpak single-bundle file. This is optional if the arguments ends with .flatpak.

--from

Assume LOCATION is a .flatpakref file containing the details of the app to be installed. This is optional if the arguments ends with .flatpakref.

--user

Install the application or runtime in a per-user installation.

--system

Install the application or runtime in the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Install the application or runtime in a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--arch=ARCH

The default architecture to install for, if not given explicitly in the REF .

--subpath=PATH

Install only a subpath of the ref. This is mainly used to install a subset of locales. This can be added multiple times to install multiple subpaths.,

--gpg-file=FILE

Check bundle signatures with GPG key from FILE (- for stdin).

--no-deploy

Download the latest version, but don't deploy it.

--no-pull

Don't download the latest version, deploy whatever is locally available.

--no-related

Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data.

--no-deps

Don't verify runtime dependencies when installing.

--app

Assume that all REF s are apps if not explicitly specified.

--runtime

Assume that all REF s are runtimes if not explicitly specified.

-y, --assumeyes

Automatically answer yes to all questions (or pick the most prioritized answer). This is useful for automation.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak install gnome org.gnome.gedit2

$ flatpak --installation=default install gnome org.gnome.gedit2

$ flatpak --user install gnome org.gnome.gedit//3.22

$ flatpak --user install https://sdk.gnome.org/gedit.flatpakref

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-update(1), flatpak-list(1), flatpak-build-bundle(1), flatpak-flatpakref(1)


Name

flatpak-update — Update an application or runtime

Synopsis

flatpak update [OPTION...] [REF...]

Description

Updates applications and runtimes. REF is a reference to the application or runtime to install. If no REF is given, everything is updated.

Each REF arguments is a full or partial indentifier in the flatpak ref format, which looks like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All elements except ID are optional and can be left out, including the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any part left out will be matched against what is installed, and if there are multiple matches an error message will list the alternatives.

By default this looks for both apps and runtime with the given REF in the specified REMOTE , but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option, or by supplying the initial element in the REF.

Normally, this command updates the application to the tip of its branch. But it is possible to check out another commit, with the --commit option.

Note that updating a runtime is different from installing a different branch, and runtime updates are expected to keep strict compatibility. If an application update does cause a problem, it is possible to go back to the previous version, with the --commit option.

Unless overridden with the --user or the --installation option, this command updates the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Update a per-user installation.

--system

Update the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to update for.

--subpath=PATH

Install only a subpath of the ref. This is mainly used to install a subset of locales. This can be added multiple times to install multiple subpaths. If this is not specified the subpaths specified at install time are reused.

--commit=COMMIT

Update to this commit, instead of the tip of the branch.

--no-deploy

Download the latest version, but don't deploy it.

--no-pull

Don't download the latest version, deploy it whatever is locally available.

--no-related

Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data.

--no-deps

Don't update or install runtime dependencies when installing.

--app

Only look for an app with the given name.

--appstream

Update appstream for the remote.

--runtime

Only look for an runtime with the given name.

-y, --assumeyes

Automatically answer yes to all questions (or pick the most prioritized answer). This is useful for automation.

--force-remove

Remove old files even if they're in use by a running application.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user update org.gnome.GEdit

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(1)


Name

flatpak-uninstall — Uninstall an application or runtime

Synopsis

flatpak uninstall [OPTION...] [REF...]

Description

Uninstalls an application or runtime. REF is a reference to the application or runtime to install. If no REF is given, everything is updated.

Each REF arguments is a full or partial indentifier in the flatpak ref format, which looks like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All elements except ID are optional and can be left out, including the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any part left out will be matched against what is installed, and if there are multiple matches an error message will list the alternatives.

By default this looks for both installed apps and runtime with the given NAME , but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option.

Normally, this command removes the ref for this application/runtime from the local OSTree repository and purges and objects that are no longer needed to free up disk space. If the same application is later reinstalled, the objects will be pulled from the remote repository again. The --keep-ref option can be used to prevent this.

If all branches of the application/runtime are removed, this command also purges the data directory for the application.

Unless overridden with the --user or the --installation option, this command updates the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--keep-ref

Keep the ref for the application and the objects belonging to it in the local repository.

--user

Updates a per-user installation.

--system

Updates the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to uninstall, instead of the architecture of the host system.

--app

Only look for an app with the given name.

--runtime

Only look for an runtime with the given name.

--no-related

Don't uninstall related extensions, such as the locale data.

--force-remove

Remove files even if they're in use by a running application.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user uninstall org.gnome.GEdit


Name

flatpak-list — List installed applications and/or runtimes

Synopsis

flatpak list [OPTION...]

Description

Lists the names of the installed applications and/or runtime.

By default, both per-user and system-wide installations are shown. Use the --user, --installation or --system options to change this.

By default this lists both installed apps and runtime, but you can change this by using the --app or --runtime option.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

List per-user installations.

--system

List the default system-wide installations.

--installation=NAME

List a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--arch=ARCH

List installations for this architecture.

-d, --show-details

Show origin, sizes and other extra information.

--app

List applications.

--runtime

List runtimes.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user list

org.gnome.Builder
org.freedesktop.glxgears
org.gnome.MyApp
org.gnome.GEdit

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-update(1)


Name

flatpak-info — Show information about installed application and/or runtime

Synopsis

flatpak info [OPTION...] NAME [BRANCH]

Description

Show info about and installed application and/or runtime.

By default, both per-user and system-wide installations are queried. Use the --user, --system or --installation options to change this.

By default this queries the installed apps and runtimes, but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Query per-user installations.

--system

Query the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Query a system-wide installation by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--app

Query for applications.

--runtime

Query for runtimes.

--arch=ARCH

Query for this architecture.

-r, --show-ref

Show the installed ref.

-o, --show-origin

Show the remote the ref is installed from.

-c, --show-commit

Show the installed commit id.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak info org.gnome.Builder//master

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-update(1)


Name

flatpak-run — Run an application or open a shell in a runtime

Synopsis

flatpak run [OPTION...] REF [ARG...]

Description

If REF names an installed application, flatpak runs the application in a sandboxed environment. Extra arguments are passed on to the application.

If REF names a runtime, a shell is opened in the runtime. This is useful for development and testing.

flatpak creates a sandboxed environment for the application to run in by mounting the right runtime at /usr and a writable directory at /var, whose content is preserved between application runs. The application itself is mounted at /app.

The details of the sandboxed environment are controlled by the application metadata and various options like --share and --socket that are passed to the run command: Access is allowed if it was requested either in the application metadata file or with an option and the user hasn't overridden it.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to install for.

--command=COMMAND

The command to run instead of the one listed in the application metadata.

--branch=BRANCH

The branch to use.

-d, --devel

Use the devel runtime that is specified in the application metadata instead of the regular runtime, and use a seccomp profile that is less likely to break development tools.

--runtime=RUNTIME

Use this runtime instead of the one that is specified in the application metadata. This is a full tuple, like for example org.freedesktop.Sdk/x86_64/1.2 , but partial tuples are allowed. Any empty or missing parts are filled in with the corresponding values specified by the app.

--runtime-version=VERSION

Use this version of the runtime instead of the one that is specified in the application metadata. This overrides any version specified with the --runtime option.

--share=SUBSYSTEM

Share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--unshare=SUBSYSTEM

Don't share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--socket=SOCKET

Expose a well known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--nosocket=SOCKET

Don't expose a well known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--device=DEVICE

Expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--nodevice=DEVICE

Don't expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--allow=FEATURE

Allow access to a specific feature. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

--disallow=FEATURE

Disallow access to a specific feature. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

--filesystem=FS

Allow the application access to a subset of the filesystem. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FS can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download, xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, xdg-run, xdg-config, xdg-cache, xdg-data, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir or paths relative to the xdg dirs, like xdg-download/subdir. The optional :ro suffix indicates that the location will be read-only. The optional :create suffix indicates that the location will be read-write and created if it doesn't exist. This option can be used multiple times.

--nofilesystem=FILESYSTEM

Remove access to the specified subset of the filesystem from the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FILESYSTEM can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir. This option can be used multiple times.

--add-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Add generic policy option. For example, "--add-policy=subsystem.key=v1 --add-policy=subsystem.key=v2" would map to this metadata:

[Policy subsystem]
key=v1;v2;

This option can be used multiple times.

--remove-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Remove generic policy option. This option can be used multiple times.

--env=VAR=VALUE

Set an environment variable in the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well known name NAME on the session bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to own all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well known name NAME on the session bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to talk to all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to own all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to talk to all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--persist=FILENAME

If the application doesn't have access to the real homedir, make the (homedir-relative) path FILENAME a bind mount to the corresponding path in the per-application directory, allowing that location to be used for persistent data. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--log-session-bus

Log session bus traffic. This can be useful to see what access you need to allow in your D-Bus policy.

--log-system-bus

Log system bus traffic. This can be useful to see what access you need to allow in your D-Bus policy.

Examples

$ flatpak run org.gnome.GEdit

$ flatpak run --devel --command=bash org.gnome.Builder

$ flatpak run --command=bash org.gnome.Sdk

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-override(1), flatpak-enter(1)


Name

flatpak-override — Override application requirements

Synopsis

flatpak override [OPTION...] APP

Description

Overrides the application specified runtime requirements. This can be used to grant a sandboxed application more or less resources than it requested.

By default the application gets access to the resources it requested when it is started. But the user can override it on a particular instance by specifying extra arguments to flatpak run, or every time by using flatpak override.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Update a per-user installation.

--system

Update the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--share=SUBSYSTEM

Share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--unshare=SUBSYSTEM

Don't share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--socket=SOCKET

Expose a well-known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--nosocket=SOCKET

Don't expose a well-known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--device=DEVICE

Expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--nodevice=DEVICE

Don't expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--allow=FEATURE

Allow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

The devel feature allows the application to access certain syscalls such as ptrace(), and perf_event_open().

The multiarch feature allows the application to execute programs compiled for an ABI other than the one supported natively by the system. For example, for the x86_64 architecture, 32-bit x86 binaries will be allowed as well.

--disallow=FEATURE

Disallow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

--filesystem=FS

Allow the application access to a subset of the filesystem. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FS can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, xdg-run, xdg-config, xdg-cache, xdg-data, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir or paths relative to the xdg dirs, like xdg-download/subdir. The optional :ro suffix indicates that the location will be read-only. The optional :create suffix indicates that the location will be read-write and created if it doesn't exist. This option can be used multiple times.

--nofilesystem=FILESYSTEM

Remove access to the specified subset of the filesystem from the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FILESYSTEM can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir. This option can be used multiple times.

--add-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Add generic policy option. For example, "--add-policy=subsystem.key=v1 --add-policy=subsystem.key=v2" would map to this metadata:

[Policy subsystem]
key=v1;v2;

This option can be used multiple times.

--remove-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Remove generic policy option. This option can be used multiple times.

--env=VAR=VALUE

Set an environment variable in the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well-known name NAME on the session bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well-known name NAME on the session bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to own all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to talk to all matching names. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--persist=FILENAME

If the application doesn't have access to the real homedir, make the (homedir-relative) path FILENAME a bind mount to the corresponding path in the per-application directory, allowing that location to be used for persistent data. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak override --nosocket=wayland org.gnome.GEdit

$ flatpak override --filesystem=home org.mozilla.Firefox

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-run(1)


Name

flatpak-enter — Enter an application

Synopsis

flatpak enter [OPTION...] MONITORPID COMMAND [ARG...]

Description

Enter a running sandbox. SANDBOXEDPID must be the pid of a process running in a flatpak sandbox. COMMAND is the command to run in the sandbox. Extra arguments are passed on to the command.

This creates a new process within the running sandbox, with the same environment. This is useful when you want to debug a problem with a running application.

This command requires extra privileges, so must be run as root or via e.g. sudo.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak enter 15345 sh

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-run(1)


Name

flatpak-document-export — Export a file to a sandboxed application

Synopsis

flatpak document-export [OPTION...] FILE

Description

Creates a document id for a local file that can be exposed to sandboxed applications, allowing them access to files that they would not otherwise see. The exported files are exposed in a fuse filesystem at /run/user/$UID/doc/.

This command also lets you modify the per-application permissions of the documents, granting or revoking access to the file on a per-application basis.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-u, --unique

Don't reuse an existing document id for the file. This makes it safe to later remove the document when you're finished with it.

-t, --transient

The document will only exist for the length of the session. This is useful for temporary grants.

-n, --noexist

Don't require the file to exist already.

-a, --app=APPID

Grant read access to the specified application. The --allow and --forbid options can be used to grant or remove additional privileges. This option can be used multiple times.

-r, --allow-read

Grant read access to the applications specified with --app. This defaults to TRUE.

--forbid-read

Revoke read access for the applications specified with --app.

-w, --allow-write

Grant write access to the applications specified with --app.

--forbid-write

Revoke write access for the applications specified with --app.

-d, --allow-delete

Grant the ability to remove the document from the document portal to the applications specified with --app.

--forbid-delete

Revoke the ability to remove the document from the document portal from the applications specified with --app.

-g, --allow-grant-permission

Grant the ability to grant further permissions to the applications specified with --app.

--forbid-grant-permission

Revoke the ability to grant further permissions for the applications specified with --app.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak document-export --app=org.gnome.GEdit ~/test.txt

/run/user/1000/doc/e52f9c6a/test.txt

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-document-unexport(1), flatpak-document-info(1), flatpak-document-list(1)


Name

flatpak-document-unexport — Stop exporting a file

Synopsis

flatpak document-export [OPTION...] FILE

Description

Removes the document id for the file from the document portal. This will make the document unavailable to all sandboxed applications.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-document-export(1), flatpak-document-info(1), flatpak-document-list(1)


Name

flatpak-document-info — Show information about exported files

Synopsis

flatpak document-info [OPTION...] FILE

Description

Shows information about an exported file, such as the document id, the fuse path, the original location in the filesystem, and the per-application permissions.

FILE can either be a file in the fuse filesystem at /run/user/$UID/doc/, or a file anywhere else.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak document-info ~/Sources/gtk/gail-3.0.pc

id: dd32c34a
path: /run/user/1000/doc/dd32c34a/gail-3.0.pc
origin: /home/mclasen/Sources/gtk/gail-3.0.pc
permissions:
        org.gnome.gedit read, write

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-document-export(1), flatpak-document-unexport(1), flatpak-document-list(1)


Name

flatpak-document-list — List exported files

Synopsis

flatpak document-list [OPTION...] [APPID]

Description

Lists exported files, with their document id and the full path to their origin. If an APPID is specified, only the files exported to this app are listed.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-document-export(1), flatpak-document-unexport(1), flatpak-document-info(1)


Name

flatpak-remotes — List remote repositories

Synopsis

flatpak remotes [OPTION...]

Description

Lists the known remote repositories, in priority order.

By default, both per-user and system-wide installations are shown. Use the --user, --system or --installation options to change this.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Show the per-user configuration.

--system

Show the default system-wide configuration.

--installation=NAME

Show a system-wide installation by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

-d, --show-details

Show more information each repository in addition to the name.

--show-disabled

Show disabled repos.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak remotes --user --show-details

testrepo	Test Repository	 http://209.132.179.91/repo/ no-gpg-verify

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-add-remote(1), flatpak-delete-remote(1)


Name

flatpak-remote-add — Add a remote repository

Synopsis

Add from a .flatpakrepo file:

flatpak remote-add [OPTION...] [--from] NAME LOCATION

Manually specify repo uri and options:

flatpak remote-add [OPTION...] NAME LOCATION

Description

Adds a remote repository to the flatpak repository configuration. [NAME] is the name for the new remote, and [LOCATION] is a url or pathname. The [LOCATION] is either a flatpak repository, or a .flatpakrepo file which describes a repository. In the former case you may also have to specify extra options, such as the gpg key for the repo.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--from

Assume the URI is a .flatpakrepo file rather than the repository itself. This is enabled by default if the extension is .flatpakrepo, so generally you don't need this option.

--user

Modify the per-user configuration.

--system

Modify the default system-wide configuration.

--installation=NAME

Modify a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--no-gpg-verify

Disable GPG verification for the added remote.

--prio=PRIO

Set the priority for the remote. Default is 1, higher is more prioritized. This is mainly used for graphical installation tools.

--no-enumerate

Mark the remote as not enumerated. This means the remote will not be used to list applications, for instance in graphical installation tools.

--no-use-for-deps

Mark the remote as not to be used for automatic runtime dependency resolution.

--if-not-exists

Do nothing if the provided remote already exists.

--disable

Disable the added remote.

--title=TITLE

A title for the remote, e.g. for display in a UI.

--default-branch=BRANCH

A default branch for the remote, mainly for use in a UI.

--gpg-import=FILE

Import gpg keys from the specified keyring file as trusted for the new remote. If the file is - the keyring is read from standard input.

--oci

This is a OCI format registry rather than a regular flatpak repository.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak remote-add gnome https://sdk.gnome.org/gnome.flatpakrepo

$ flatpak --user remote-add --no-gpg-verify test-repo https://people.gnome.org/~alexl/gnome-sdk/repo/

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-modify-remote(1), flatpak-delete-remote(1), flatpak-list-remotes(1), flatpak-flatpakrepo(1)


Name

flatpak-remote-modify — Modify a remote repository

Synopsis

flatpak remote-modify [OPTION...] NAME

Description

Modifies options for an existing remote repository in the flatpak repository configuration. NAME is the name for the remote.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Modify the per-user configuration.

--system

Modify the default system-wide configuration.

--installation=NAME

Modify a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--no-gpg-verify

Disable GPG verification for the added remote.

--gpg-verify

Enable GPG verification for the added remote.

--prio=PRIO

Set the priority for the remote. Default is 1, higher is more prioritized. This is mainly used for graphical installation tools.

--no-enumerate

Mark the remote as not enumerated. This means the remote will not be used to list applications, for instance in graphical installation tools.

--no-use-for-deps

Mark the remote as not to be used for automatic runtime dependency resolution.

--disable

Disable the remote. Disabled remotes will not be automatically updated from.

--enable

Enable the remote.

--enumerate

Mark the remote as enumerated. This means the remote will be used to list applications, for instance in graphical installation tools.

--use-for-deps

Mark the remote as to be used for automatic runtime dependency resolution.

--title=TITLE

A title for the remote, e.g. for display in a UI.

--default-branch=BRANCH

A default branch to for the remote, mainly for use in a UI.

--url=URL

Set a new URL.

--update-metadata

A default branch to for the remote, mainly for use in a UI.

Update the remote's extra metadata from the OSTree repository's summary file. Only xa.title and xa.default-branch are supported at the moment.

--gpg-import=FILE

Import gpg keys from the specified keyring file as trusted for the new remote. If the file is - the keyring is read from standard input.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user remote-modify --no-gpg-verify test-repo

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-remote-add(1), flatpak-remote-delete(1), flatpak-remotes(1)


Name

flatpak-remote-delete — Delete a remote repository

Synopsis

flatpak remote-delete [OPTION...] NAME

Description

Removes a remote repository from the flatpak repository configuration. NAME is the name of an existing remote.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Modify the per-user configuration.

--system

Modify the default system-wide configuration.

--installation=NAME

Modify a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--force

Remove remote even if its in use by installed apps or runtimes.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user remote-delete dried-raisins

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-add-remote(1), flatpak-modify-remote(1), flatpak-list-remotes(1)


Name

flatpak-remote-ls — Show available runtimes and applications

Synopsis

flatpak remote-ls [OPTION...] REMOTE

Description

Shows runtimes and applications that are available in the remote repository with the name REMOTE . You can find all configured remote repositories with flatpak remote-list.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command uses the default system-wide configuration.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Use the per-user configuration.

--system

Use the default system-wide configuration.

--installation=NAME

Use a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

-d, --show-details

Show arches, branches and commit ids, in addition to the names.

--runtime

Show only runtimes, omit applications.

--app

Show only applications, omit runtimes.

--updates

Show only those which have updates available.

--arch=ARCH

Show only those matching the specied architecture. By default, only supported architectures are shown. Use --arch=* to show all archtectures.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user remote-ls --only-apps testrepo

org.gnome.Builder
org.freedesktop.glxgears

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-remote-list(1)


Name

flatpak-build-init — Initialize a build directory

Synopsis

flatpak build-init [OPTION...] DIRECTORY APPNAME SDK RUNTIME [BRANCH]

Description

Initializes a directory for building an application. DIRECTORY is the name of the directory. APPNAME is the application id of the app that will be built. SDK and RUNTIME specify the sdk and runtime that the application should be built against and run in.

The result of this command is that a metadata file is created inside the given directory. Additionally, empty files and var subdirectories are created.

It is an error to run build-init on a directory that has already been initialized as a build directory.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to use.

-v, --var=RUNTIME

Initialize var from the named runtime.

-w, --writable-sdk

Initialize /usr with a copy of the sdk, which is writable during flatpak build. This can be used if you need to install build tools in /usr during the build. This is stored in the usr subdirectory of the app dir, but will not be part of the final app.

--tag=TAG

Add a tag to the metadata file. This option can be used multiple times.

--sdk-extension=EXTENSION

When using --writable-sdk, in addition to the sdk, also install the specified extension. This option can be used multiple times.

--sdk-dir

Specify a custom subdirectory to use instead of usr for --writable-sdk.

--update

Re-initialize the sdk and var, don't fail if already initialized.

--base=APP

Initialize the application with files from another specified application.

--base-version=VERSION

Specify the version to use for --base. If not specified, will default to "master".

--base-extension=EXTENSION

When using --base, also install the specified extension from the app. This option can be used multiple times.

--type=TYPE

This can be used to build different types of things. The default is "app" which is a regular app, but "runtime" creates a runtime based on an existing runtime, and "extension" creates an extension for an app or runtime.

--verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak build-init /build/my-app org.gnome.Sdk org.gnome.Platform 3.16

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-export(1)


Name

flatpak-build — Build in a directory

Synopsis

flatpak build [OPTION...] DIRECTORY [COMMAND [ARG...]]

Description

Runs a build command in a directory. DIRECTORY must have been initialized with flatpak build-init.

The sdk that is specified in the metadata file in the directory is mounted at /usr and the files and var subdirectories are mounted at /app and /var, respectively. They are writable, and their contents are preserved between build commands, to allow accumulating build artifacts there.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

-r, --runtime

Use the non-devel runtime that is specified in the application metadata instead of the devel runtime.

--bind-mount=DEST=SOURCE

Add a custom bind mount in the build namespace. Can be specified multiple times.

--build-dir=PATH

Start the build in this directory (default is in the current directory).

--share=SUBSYSTEM

Share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--unshare=SUBSYSTEM

Don't share a subsystem with the host session. This overrides the Context section from the application metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--socket=SOCKET

Expose a well-known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--nosocket=SOCKET

Don't expose a well-known socket to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--device=DEVICE

Expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--nodevice=DEVICE

Don't expose a device to the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--allow=FEATURE

Allow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

The devel feature allows the application to access certain syscalls such as ptrace(), and perf_event_open().

The multiarch feature allows the application to execute programs compiled for an ABI other than the one supported natively by the system. For example, for the x86_64 architecture, 32-bit x86 binaries will be allowed as well.

--disallow=FEATURE

Disallow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

--filesystem=FILESYSTEM[:ro|:create]

Allow the application access to a subset of the filesystem. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FILESYSTEM can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, xdg-run, xdg-config, xdg-cache, xdg-data, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir or paths relative to the xdg dirs, like xdg-download/subdir. The optional :ro suffix indicates that the location will be read-only. The optional :create suffix indicates that the location will be read-write and created if it doesn't exist. This option can be used multiple times.

--nofilesystem=FILESYSTEM

Remove access to the specified subset of the filesystem from the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FILESYSTEM can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir. This option can be used multiple times.

--add-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Add generic policy option. For example, "--add-policy=subsystem.key=v1 --add-policy=subsystem.key=v2" would map to this metadata:

[Policy subsystem]
key=v1;v2;

This option can be used multiple times.

--remove-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Remove generic policy option. This option can be used multiple times.

--env=VAR=VALUE

Set an environment variable in the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well-known name NAME on the session bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well-known name NAME on the session bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well-known name NAME on the system bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well-known name NAME on the system bus. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--persist=FILENAME

If the application doesn't have access to the real homedir, make the (homedir-relative) path FILENAME a bind mount to the corresponding path in the per-application directory, allowing that location to be used for persistent data. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--sdk-dir=DIR

Normally if there is a usr directory in the build dir, this is used for the runtime files (this can be created by --writable-sdk or --type=runtime arguments to build-init). If you specify --sdk-dir this directoryname will be used instead. Use this if you passed --sdk-dir to build-init.

--metadata=FILE

Use the specified filename as metadata in the exported app instead of the default file (called metadata). This is useful if you build multiple things from a single build tree (such as both a platform and a sdk).

Examples

$ flatpak build /build/my-app rpmbuild my-app.src.rpm

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-export(1)


Name

flatpak-build-finish — Finalize a build directory

Synopsis

flatpak build-finish [OPTION...] DIRECTORY

Description

Finalizes a build directory, to prepare it for exporting. DIRECTORY is the name of the directory.

The result of this command is that desktop files, icons and D-Bus service files from the files subdirectory are copied to a new export subdirectory. In the metadata file, the command key is set in the [Application] group, and the supported keys in the [Environment] group are set according to the options.

You should review the exported files and the application metadata before creating and distributing an application bundle.

It is an error to run build-finish on a directory that has not been initialized as a build directory, or has already been finalized.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--command=COMMAND

The command to use. If this option is not specified, the first executable found in files/bin is used.

--require-version=MAJOR.MINOR.MICRO

Require this version of later of flatpak to install/update to this build.

--share=SUBSYSTEM

Share a subsystem with the host session. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--unshare=SUBSYSTEM

Don't share a subsystem with the host session. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. SUBSYSTEM must be one of: network, ipc. This option can be used multiple times.

--socket=SOCKET

Expose a well known socket to the application. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--nosocket=SOCKET

Don't expose a well known socket to the application. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. SOCKET must be one of: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, system-bus, session-bus. This option can be used multiple times.

--device=DEVICE

Expose a device to the application. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--nodevice=DEVICE

Don't expose a device to the application. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. DEVICE must be one of: dri, kvm, all. This option can be used multiple times.

--allow=FEATURE

Allow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

The devel feature allows the application to access certain syscalls such as ptrace(), and perf_event_open().

The multiarch feature allows the application to execute programs compiled for an ABI other than the one supported natively by the system. For example, for the x86_64 architecture, 32-bit x86 binaries will be allowed as well.

--disallow=FEATURE

Disallow access to a specific feature. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FEATURE must be one of: devel, multiarch. This option can be used multiple times.

--filesystem=FS

Allow the application access to a subset of the filesystem. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. FS can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, xdg-run, xdg-config, xdg-cache, xdg-data, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir or paths relative to the xdg dirs, like xdg-download/subdir. The optional :ro suffix indicates that the location will be read-only. The optional :create suffix indicates that the location will be read-write and created if it doesn't exist. This option can be used multiple times.

--nofilesystem=FILESYSTEM

Remove access to the specified subset of the filesystem from the application. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. FILESYSTEM can be one of: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir. This option can be used multiple times.

--add-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Add generic policy option. For example, "--add-policy=subsystem.key=v1 --add-policy=subsystem.key=v2" would map to this metadata:

[Policy subsystem]
key=v1;v2;

This option can be used multiple times.

--remove-policy=SUBSYSTEM.KEY=VALUE

Remove generic policy option. This option can be used multiple times.

--env=VAR=VALUE

Set an environment variable in the application. This updates the [Environment] group in the metadata. This overrides to the Context section from the application metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well known name NAME on the session bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to own all matching names. This updates the [Session Bus Policy] group in the metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well known name NAME on the session bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to talk to all matching names. This updates the [Session Bus Policy] group in the metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-own-name=NAME

Allow the application to own the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to own all matching names. This updates the [System Bus Policy] group in the metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--system-talk-name=NAME

Allow the application to talk to the well known name NAME on the system bus. If NAME ends with .*, it allows the application to talk to all matching names. This updates the [System Bus Policy] group in the metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--persist=FILENAME

If the application doesn't have access to the real homedir, make the (homedir-relative) path FILENAME a bind mount to the corresponding path in the per-application directory, allowing that location to be used for persistent data. This updates the [Context] group in the metadata. This option can be used multiple times.

--runtime=RUNTIME, --sdk=SDK

Change the runtime or sdk used by the app to the specified partial ref. Unspecified parts of the ref are taken from the old values or defaults.

--metadata=GROUP=KEY[=VALUE]

Set a generic key in the metadata file. If value is left out it will be set to "true".

--extension=NAME=VARIABLE[=VALUE]

Add extension point info.

--extra-data=NAME:SHA256:DOWNLOAD-SIZE:INSTALL-SIZE:URL

Adds information about extra data uris to the app. These will be downloaded and verified by the client when the app is installed and placed in the /app/extra directory. You can also supply an /app/bin/apply_extra script that will be run after the files are downloaded.

--no-exports

Don't look for exports in the build.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak build-finish /build/my-app --socket=x11 --share=ipc

Exporting share/applications/gnome-calculator.desktop
Exporting share/dbus-1/services/org.gnome.Calculator.SearchProvider.service
More than one executable
Using gcalccmd as command
Please review the exported files and the metadata

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-export(1)


Name

flatpak-build-export — Create a repository from a build directory

Synopsis

flatpak build-export [OPTION...] LOCATION DIRECTORY [BRANCH]

Description

Creates or updates a repository with an application build. LOCATION is the location of the repository. DIRECTORY must be a finalized build directory. If BRANCH is not specified, it is assumed to be "master".

If LOCATION exists, it is assumed to be an OSTree repository, otherwise a new OSTree repository is created at this location. The repository can be inspected with the ostree tool.

The contents of DIRECTORY are committed on the branch with name app/APPNAME/ARCH/BRANCH, where ARCH is the architecture of the runtime that the application is using. A commit filter is used to enforce that only the contents of the files/ and export/ subdirectories and the metadata file are included in the commit, anything else is ignored.

The build-update-repo command should be used to update repository metadata whenever application builds are added to a repository.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-s, --subject=SUBJECT

One line subject for the commit message.

-b, --body=BODY

Full description for the commit message.

--arch=ARCH

Specify the architecture component of the branch to export. Only host compatible architectures can be specified.

--exclude=PATTERN

Exclude files matching PATTERN from the commit. This option can be used multiple times.

--include=PATTERN

Don't exclude files matching PATTERN from the commit, even if they match the --export patterns. This option can be used multiple times.

--metadata=FILENAME

Use the specified filename as metadata in the exported app instead of the default file (called metadata). This is useful if you want to commit multiple things from a single build tree, typically used in combination with --files and --exclude.

--files=SUBDIR

Use the files in the specified subdirectory as the file contents, rather than the regular files directory.

--update-appstream

Run appstream-builder and to update the appstream branch after build.

--no-update-summary

Don't update the summary file after the new commit is added. This means the repository will not be useful for serving over http until build-repo-update has been run. This is useful is you want to do multiple repo operations before finally updating the summary.

--gpg-sign=KEYID

Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings

-r, --runtime

Export a runtime instead for an app (this uses the usr subdir as files).

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak build-export ~/repos/gnome-calculator/ ~/build/gnome-calculator/ org.gnome.Calculator

Commit: 9d0044ea480297114d03aec85c3d7ae3779438f9d2cb69d717fb54237acacb8c
Metadata Total: 605
Metadata Written: 5
Content Total: 1174
Content Written: 1
Content Bytes Written: 305

See also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-sign(1), flatpak-repo-update(1)


Name

flatpak-build-bundle — Create a single-file bundle from a local repository

Synopsis

flatpak build-bundle [OPTION...] LOCATION FILENAME NAME [BRANCH]

Description

Creates a single-file named FILENAME for the application (or runtime) named NAME in the repository at LOCATION . If a BRANCH is specified, this branch of the application is used.

The format of the bundle file is that of an ostree static delta (against an empty base) with some flatpak specific metadata for the application icons and appdata.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--runtime

Export a runtime instead of an application.

--arch=ARCH

The arch to create a bundle for.

--repo-url=URL

The URL for the repository from which the application can be updated. Installing the bundle will automatically configure a remote for this URL.

--runtime-repo=URL

The URL for a .flatpakrepo file that contains the information about the repository that supplies the runtimes required by the app.

--gpg-keys=FILE

Add the GPG key from FILE (use - for stdin).

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings.

--oci

Export to an OCI image instead of a Flatpak bundle.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

See also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-import-bundle(1), flatpak-repo-update(1)


Name

flatpak-build-import-bundle — Import a file bundle into a local repository

Synopsis

flatpak build-import-bundle [OPTION...] LOCATION FILENAME

Description

Imports a bundle from a file named FILENAME into the repository at LOCATION .

The format of the bundle file is that generated by build-bundle.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--ref=REF

Override the ref specified in the bundle.

--oci

Import an OCI image instead of a Flatpak bundle.

--update-appstream

Run appstream-builder and to update the appstream branch after build.

--no-update-summary

Don't update the summary file after the new commit is added. This means the repository will not be useful for serving over http until build-repo-update has been run. This is useful is you want to do multiple repo operations before finally updating the summary.

--gpg-sign=KEYID

Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings

--version

Print version information and exit.

See also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-bundle(1), flatpak-repo-update(1)


Name

flatpak-build-update-repo — Create a repository from a build directory

Synopsis

flatpak build-update-repo [OPTION...] LOCATION

Description

Updates repository metadata for the repository at LOCATION . This command generates an OSTree summary file that lists the contents of the repository. The summary is used by flatpak repo-contents and other commands to display the contents of remote repositories.

After this command, LOCATION can be used as the repository location for flatpak add-repo, either by exporting it over http, or directly with a file: url.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--title=TITLE

A title for the repository, e.g. for display in a UI. The title is stored in the repository summary.

--default-branch=BRANCH

A default branch for the repository, mainly for use in a UI.

--gpg-sign=KEYID

Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings

--generate-static-deltas

Generate static deltas for all references. This generates from-empty and delta static files that allow for faster download.

--prune

Remove unreferenced objects in repo.

--prune-depth

Only keep at most this number of old versions for any particular ref. Default is -1 which means infinite.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

See also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-repo-contents(1), flatpak-build-export(1)


Name

flatpak-build-sign — Sign an application or runtime

Synopsis

flatpak build-sign [OPTION...] LOCATION ID [BRANCH]

Description

Signs the commit for a specified application or runtime in a local repository. LOCATION is the location of the repository. ID is the name of the application, or runtime if --runtime is specified. If BRANCH is not specified, it is assumed to be "master".

Applications can also be signed during build-export, but it is sometimes useful to add additional signatures later.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--gpg-sign=KEYID

Sign the commit with this GPG key. This option can be used multiple times.

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings

--runtime

Sign a runtime instead of an app.

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to use.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--ostree-verbose

Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak build-sign --gpg-sign=D8BA6573DDD2418027736F1BC33B315E53C1E9D6 /some/repo org.my.App

See also

ostree(1), flatpak(1), flatpak-build-export(1), flatpak-build(1),


Name

flatpak-builder — Help build application dependencies

Synopsis

flatpak-builder [OPTION...] DIRECTORY MANIFEST

flatpak-builder --run [OPTION...] DIRECTORY MANIFEST COMMAND

flatpak-builder --show-deps [OPTION...] MANIFEST

Description

flatpak-builder is a wrapper around the flatpak build command that automates the building of applications and their dependencies. It is one option you can use to build applications.

The goal of flatpak-builder is to push as much knowledge about how to build modules to the individual upstream projects. It does this by assuming that the modules adhere to the Build API specified at https://github.com/cgwalters/build-api. This essentially means that it follows the ./configure && make && make install scheme with an optional autogen script. If the upstream does not adhere to the API you can make it do so by adding patches and extra files.

An invocation of flatpak-builder proceeds in these stages, each being specified in detail in json format in MANIFEST :

  • Download all sources

  • Initialize the application directory with flatpak build-init

  • Build and install each module with flatpak build

  • Clean up the final build tree by removing unwanted files and e.g. stripping binaries

  • Finish the application directory with flatpak build-finish

After this you will end up with a build of the application in DIRECTORY , which you can export to a repository with the flatpak build-export command. If you use the --repo option, flatpack-builder will do the export for you at the end of the build process. When flatpak-builder does the export, it also stores the manifest that was used for the build in /app/manifest.json. The manifest is 'resolved', i.e. git branch names are replaced by the actual commit IDs that were used in the build.

At each of the above steps flatpak caches the result, and if you build the same file again, it will start at the first step where something changes. For instance the first version controlled source that had new commits added, or the first module where some changes to the MANIFEST file caused the build environment to change. This makes flatpak-builder very efficient for incremental builds.

Manifest

The manifest file is a json file whose format is described in detail in its own manual page.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

--arch=ARCH

Specify the machine architecture to build for. If no architecture is specified, the host architecture will be automatically detected. Only host compatible architectures can be specified.

--disable-cache

Don't look at the existing cache for a previous build, instead always rebuild modules.

--disable-rofiles-fuse

Disable the use of rofiles-fuse to optimize the cache use via hardlink checkouts.

--disable-download

Don't download any sources. This only works if some version of all sources are downloaded already. This is useful if you want to guarantee that no network i/o is done. However, the build will fail if some source is not locally available.

--disable-updates

Download missing sources, but don't update local mirrors of version control repos. This is useful to rebuild things but without updating git or bzr repositories from the remote repository.

--run

Run a command in a sandbox based on the build dir. This starts flatpak build, with some extra arguments to give the same environment as the build, and the same permissions the final app will have. The command to run must be the last argument passed to flatpak-builder, after the directory and the manifest.

--build-shell=MODULENAME

Extract and prepare the sources for the named module, and then start a shell in a sandbox identical to the one flatpak-builder would use for buildng the module. This is useful to debug a module.

--show-deps

List all the (local) files that the manifest depends on.

--download-only

Exit successfully after downloading the required sources.

--build-only

Don't do the cleanup and finish stages, which is useful if you want to build more things into the app.

--finish-only

Only do the cleanup, finish and export stages, picking up where a --build-only command left off.

--require-changes

Do nothing, leaving a non-existent DIRECTORY if nothing changes since last cached build. If this is not specified, the latest version from the cache will be put into DIRECTORY .

--keep-build-dirs

Don't remove the sources and build after having built and installed each module. This also creates a symlink to the build directory with a stable name ("build-modulename").

--ccache

Enable use of ccache in the build (needs ccache in the sdk)

--stop-at=MODULENAME

Stop at the specified module, ignoring it and all the following ones in both the "download" and "build" phases. This is useful for debugging and development. For instance, you can build all the dependencies, but stop at the main application so that you can then do a build from a pre-existing checkout. Implies --build-only.

--repo=DIR

When build is done, run export the result to this repository.

-s, --subject=SUBJECT

One line subject for the commit message. Used when exporting the build results.

-b, --body=BODY

Full description for the commit message. Used when exporting the build results.

--gpg-sign=KEYID

Sign the commit with this GPG key. Used when exporting the build results. This option can be used multiple times.

--gpg-homedir=PATH

GPG Homedir to use when looking for keyrings. Used when exporting the build results.

--jobs=JOBS

Limit the number of parallel jobs during the build. The default is the number of CPUs on the machine.

--force-clean

Erase the previous contents of DIRECTORY if it is not empty.

--sandbox

Disable the possibility to specify build-args that are passed to flatpak build. This means the build process can't break out of its sandbox, and is useful when building less trusted software.

--allow-missing-runtimes

Do not immediately fail if the sdk or platform runtimes are not installed on this system. Attempting to build any manifest modules will still fail if the sdk is missing, but may be useful for apps that install files without a sandbox build.

--rebuild-on-sdk-change

Record the exact version of the sdk in the cache, and rebuild everything if it changes. This is useful if you're building against an API-unstable runtime, like a nightly build.

--skip-if-unchanged

If the json is unchanged since the last build of this filename, then do nothing, and return exit code 42.

--from-git=GIT

Look for the manifest in the given git repository. If this option is given, MANIFEST is interpreted as a relative path inside the repository.

--from-git-branch=BRANCH

The branch to use with --from-git.

Caching

flatpak-builder caches sources and partial build results in the .flatpak-builder subdirectory of the current directory. If you use --keep-build-dirs, build directories for each module are also stored here.

It is safe to remove the contents of the .flatpak-builder directory. This will force a full build the next time you build.

Examples

$ flatpak-builder my-app-dir manifest.json

Example manifest file:

{
    "id": "org.test.TestApp",
    "runtime": "org.freedesktop.Platform",
    "runtime-version": "1.2",
    "sdk": "org.freedesktop.Sdk",
    "command": "test",
    "clean": [ "/include", "*.la" ],
    "build-options" : {
        "cflags": "-O2 -g",
        "cxxflags": "-O2 -g",
        "env": {
            "V": "1"
        },
        "arch": {
            "x86_64": {
                "cflags": "-O3 -g",
            }
        }
    },
    "modules": [
        {
            "name": "pygobject",
            "config-opts": [ "--disable-introspection" ],
            "sources": [
                {
                    "type": "archive",
                    "url": "http://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/sources/pygobject/2.28/pygobject-2.28.6.tar.xz",
                    "sha256": "fb8a1d4f665130a125011659bd347c7339c944232163dbb9a34fd0686577adb8"
                },
                {
                    "type": "patch",
                    "path": "required-pygobject-fix.patch"
                },
                {
                    "type": "file",
                    "path": "pygobject-extra-file",
                    "dest-filename": "extra-file"
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "name": "babl",
            "build-options" : { "cxxflags": "-O2 -g -std=c++11" },
            "cleanup": [ "/bin" ],
            "sources": [
                {
                    "type": "git",
                    "url": "git://git.gnome.org/babl"
                }
            ]
        },
        {
            "name": "testapp",
            "sources": [
                {
                    "type": "bzr",
                    "url": "lp:testapp"
                }
            ]
        }
    ]
}

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-manifest(5) flatpak-build-init(1), flatpak-build(1), flatpak-build-finish(1), flatpak-build-export(1)


Name

flatpak-metadata — Information about an application or runtime

Description

Flatpak uses metadata files to describe applications and runtimes. The metadata file for a deployed application or runtime is placed in the toplevel deploy directory. For example, the metadata for the locally installed application org.gnome.Calculator is in ~/.local/share/flatpak/app/org.gnome.Calculator/current/active/metadata.

Most aspects of the metadata configuration can be overridden when launching applications, either temporarily via options of the flatpak run command, or permanently with the flatpak override command.

A metadata file describing the effective configuration is available inside the running sandbox at /run/user/$UID/flatpak-info.

File format

The metadata file is using the same .ini file format that is used for systemd unit files or application .desktop files.

[Application] or [Runtime]

Metadata for applications starts with an [Application] group, metadata for runtimes with a [Runtime] group.

The following keys can be present in these groups:

name (string)

The name of the application or runtime. This key is mandatory.

runtime (string)

The fully qualified name of the runtime that is used by the application. This key is mandatory for applications.

sdk (string)

The fully qualified name of the sdk that matches the runtime.

command (string)

The command to run. Only relevant for applications.

[Context]

This group determines various system resources that may be shared with the application when it is run in a flatpak sandbox.

All keys in this group (and the group itself) are optional.

shared (list)

List of subsystems to share with the host system. Possible subsystems: network, ipc.

sockets (list)

List of well-known sockets to make available in the sandbox. Possible sockets: x11, wayland, pulseaudio, session-bus, system-bus. When making a socket available, flatpak also sets well-known environment variables like DISPLAY or DBUS_SYSTEM_BUS_ADDRESS to let the application find sockets that are not in a fixed location.

devices (list)

List of devices to make available in the sandbox. Possible values: dri, kvm, all.

filesystems (list)

List of filesystem subsets to make available to the application. Possible values: home, host, xdg-desktop, xdg-documents, xdg-download xdg-music, xdg-pictures, xdg-public-share, xdg-templates, xdg-videos, xdg-run, xdg-config, xdg-cache, xdg-data, an absolute path, or a homedir-relative path like ~/dir or paths relative to the xdg dirs, like xdg-download/subdir. The xdg-* arguments can also specify a subdirectory, such as xdg-pictures/screenshots. Each entry can have a suffix of :ro, :rw or :create to indicate if the path should be shared read-only, read-write or read-write + create if needed (default is read-write).

persistent (list)

List of homedir-relative paths to make available at the corresponding path in the per-application home directory, allowing the locations to be used for persistent data when the application does not have access to the real homedir. For instance making ".myapp" persistent would make "~/.myapp" in the sandbox a bind mount to "~/.var/app/org.my.App/.myapp", thus allowing an unmodified application to save data in the per-application location.

[Session Bus Policy]

If the sockets key is not allowing full access to the D-Bus session bus, then flatpak provides filtered access.

The default policy for the session bus only allows the application to own its own application ID and subnames. For instance if the app is called "org.my.App", it can only own "org.my.App" and "org.my.App.*". Its also only allowed to talk to the bus itself (org.freedesktop.DBus) and the portal APIs APIs (bus names of the form org.freedesktop.portal.*).

Additionally the app is always allowed to reply to messages sent to it, and emit broadcast signals (but these will not reach other sandboxed apps unless they are allowed to talk to your app.

If the [Session Bus Policy] group is present, it provides policy for session bus access.

Each key in this group has the form of a D-Bus bus name or prefix thereof, for example org.gnome.SessionManager or org.freedesktop.portal.*

The possible values for entry are, in increasing order or access:

none

The bus name or names in question is invisible to the application.

see

The bus name or names can be enumerated by the application.

talk

The application can send messages/ and receive replies and signals from the bus name or names.

own

The application can own the bus name or names (as well as all the above).

[System Bus Policy]

If the sockets key is not allowing full access to the D-Bus system bus, then flatpak does not make the system bus available unless the [System Bus Policy] group is present and provides a policy for filtered access.

Entries in this group have the same form as for the [Session Bus Policy] group. However, the app has no permissions by default.

[Environment]

The [Environment] group specifies environment variables to set when running the application.

Entries in this group have the form VAR=VALUE where VAR is the name of an environment variable to set.

[Extension NAME]

Runtimes and applications can define extensions, which are optional, additional runtimes to be mounted at a specified location inside the sandbox when they are present on the system. Typical uses for extensions include translations for applications, or debuginfo for sdks. The name of the extension is specified as part of the group heading.

directory (string)

The relative path at which the extension will be mounted in the sandbox. If the extension is for an application, the path is relative to /app, otherwise it is relative to /usr. This key is mandatory.

version (string)

The branch to use when looking for the extension. If this is not specified, it defaults to the branch of the application or runtime that the extension is for.

versions (string)

The branches to use when looking for the extension. If this is not specified, it defaults to the branch of the application or runtime that the extension is for.

add-ld-path (string)

A path relative to the extension directory that will be appended to LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

merge-dirs (string)

A list of relative paths of directories below the extension directory that will be merged.

download-if (string)

A condition that must be true for the extension to be auto-downloaded. The only currently recognized value is active-gl-driver, which is true if the name of the active GL driver matches the extension basename.

enable-if (string)

A condition that must be true for the extension to be enabled. The only currently recognized value is active-gl-driver, which is true if the name of the active GL driver matches the extension basename.

subdirectory-suffix (string)

A suffix that gets appended to the directory name. This is very useful when the extension point naming scheme is "reversed". For example, an extension point for GTK+ themes would be /usr/share/themes/$NAME/gtk-3.0, which could be achieved using subdirectory-suffix=gtk-3.0.

subdirectories (boolean)

If this key is set to true, then flatpak will look for extensions whose name is a prefix of the extension name, and mount them at the corresponding name below the subdirectory.

no-autodownload (boolean)

Whether to automatically download this extension when updating or installing a 'related' application or runtime.

autodelete (boolean)

Whether to automatically delete this extension when deleting a 'related' application or runtime.

Example

[Application]
name=org.gnome.Calculator
runtime=org.gnome.Platform/x86_64/3.20
sdk=org.gnome.Sdk/x86_64/3.20
command=gnome-calculator

[Context]
shared=network;ipc;
sockets=x11;wayland;
filesystems=xdg-run/dconf;~/.config/dconf:ro;

[Session Bus Policy]
ca.desrt.dconf=talk

[Environment]
DCONF_USER_CONFIG_DIR=.config/dconf

[Extension org.gnome.Calculator.Locale]
directory=share/runtime/locale
subdirectories=true

[Extension org.gnome.Calculator.Debug]
directory=lib/debug

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-run(1), flatpak-override(1)


Name

flatpak-flatpakrepo — Reference to a remote

Description

Flatpak uses flatpakrepo files to share information about remotes. The flatpakrepo file contains enough information to add the remote. Use the flatpak remote-add --from command to do so.

The filename extension commonly used for flatpakrepo files is .flatpakrepo.

File format

The flatpakrepo file is using the same .ini file format that is used for systemd unit files or application .desktop files.

[Flatpak Repo]

All the information is contained in the [Flatpak Repo] group.

The following keys can be present in this group:

Url (string)

The url for the remote. This key is mandatory.

Title (string)

The title of the remote. This should be a user-friendly name that can be displayed e.g. in an app store.

GPGKey (string)

The base64-encoded gpg key for the remote.

DefaultBranch (string)

The default branch to use for this remote.

Example

[Flatpak Repo]
Title=GEdit
Url=http://sdk.gnome.org/repo-apps/
GPGKey=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

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-remote-add(1), flatpak-flatpakref(5)


Name

flatpak-flatpakref — Reference to a remote for an application or runtime

Description

Flatpak uses flatpakref files to share information about a remote for a single application. The flatpakref file contains enough information to add the remote and install the application. Use the flatpak install --from command to do so.

The filename extension commonly used for flatpakref files is .flatpakref.

A flatpakref file can also refer to a remote for a runtime.

File format

The flatpakref file is using the same .ini file format that is used for systemd unit files or application .desktop files.

[Flatpak Ref]

All the information is contained in the [Flatpak Ref] group.

The following keys can be present in this group:

Name (string)

The fully qualified name of the runtime that is used by the application. This key is mandatory.

Url (string)

The url for the remote. This key is mandatory.

Branch (string)

The name of the branch from which to install the application or runtime. If this key is not specified, the "master" branch is used.

Title (string)

The title of the application or runtime. This should be a user-friendly name that can be displayed e.g. in an app store.

IsRuntime (boolean)

Whether this file refers to a runtime. If this key is not specified, the file is assumed to refer to an application.

GPGKey (string)

The base64-encoded gpg key for the remote.

RuntimeRepo (string)

The url for a .flatpakref file for the runtime.

Example

[Flatpak Ref]
Title=GEdit
Name=org.gnome.gedit
Branch=stable
Url=http://sdk.gnome.org/repo-apps/
IsRuntime=False
GPGKey=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

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1) flatpak-flatpakrepo(5),


Name

flatpak-make-current — Make a specific version of an app current

Synopsis

flatpak make-current [OPTION...] APP BRANCH

Description

Makes a particular branch of an application current. Only the current branch of an app has its exported files (such as desktop files and icons) made visible to the host.

When a new branch is installed it will automatically be made current, so this command is often not needed.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

--user

Update a per-user installation.

--system

Update the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system .

--arch=ARCH

The architecture to install for.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

--version

Print version information and exit.

Examples

$ flatpak --user make-current org.gnome.GEdit 3.14

See also

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(1)