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guix refresh (GNU Guix) - manual page for guix refresh (GNU Guix) 1.3.0rc2.13-21fcc


guix refresh [OPTION]... [PACKAGE]...


Update package definitions to match the latest upstream version.

When PACKAGE... is given, update only the specified packages. Otherwise update all the packages of the distribution, or the subset thereof specified with `--select'.

consider the package EXPR evaluates to
update source files in place
select all the packages in SUBSET, one of `core' or `non-core'
select all the packages from the manifest in FILE
(e.g., 'gnu')
list available updaters and exit
list top-level dependent packages that would need to be rebuilt as a result of upgrading PACKAGE...
check the PACKAGE and its inputs for upgrades
list all the packages that PACKAGE depends on
use FILE as the keyring of upstream OpenPGP keys
use HOST as the OpenPGP key server
use COMMAND as the GnuPG 2.x command
handle missing OpenPGP keys according to POLICY: 'always', 'never', and 'interactive', which is also used when 'key-download' is not specified
prepend DIR to the package module search path
display this help and exit
display version information and exit


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