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FLATPAK(1) flatpak FLATPAK(1)

NAME

flatpak - Build, install and run applications and runtimes

SYNOPSIS

flatpak [OPTION...] {COMMAND}

DESCRIPTION

flatpak is a tool for managing applications and the runtimes they use. In the flatpak model, applications can be built and distributed independently from the host system they are used on, and they are isolated from the host system ('sandboxed') to some degree, at runtime.
flatpak can operate in system-wide or per-user mode. The system-wide data (runtimes, applications and configuration) is located in $prefix/var/lib/flatpak/, and the per-user data is in $HOME/.local/share/flatpak/. Below these locations, there is a local repository in the repo/ subdirectory and installed runtimes and applications are in the corresponding runtime/ and app/ subdirectories.
System-wide remotes can be statically preconfigured by dropping config fragments into /etc/flatpak/remotes.d/.
In addition to the system-wide installation in $prefix/var/lib/flatpak/, which is always considered the default one unless overridden, more system-wide installations can be defined via configuration files in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/, which must define at least the id of the installation and the absolute path to it. Other optional parameters like DisplayName, Priority or StorageType are also supported.
flatpak uses OSTree to distribute and deploy data. The repositories it uses are OSTree repositories and can be manipulated with the ostree utility. Installed runtimes and applications are OSTree checkouts.

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.
--version
Print version information and exit.
--default-arch
Print the default arch and exit.
--supported-arches
Print the supported arches in priority order and exit.
--gl-drivers
Print the list of active gl drivers and exit.

COMMANDS

Commands for managing installed applications and runtimes:
flatpak-install(1)
Install an application or a runtime from a remote or bundle.
flatpak-update(1)
Update an installed application or runtime.
flatpak-uninstall(1)
Uninstall an installed application or runtime.
flatpak-list(1)
List installed applications and/or runtimes.
flatpak-info(1)
Show information for an installed application or runtime.
Commands for running applications:
flatpak-run(1)
Run an application.
flatpak-override(1)
Override permissions for an application.
flatpak-make-current(1)
Specify the default version to run.
flatpak-enter(1)
Enter the namespace of a running application.
Commands for managing file access:
flatpak-document-export(1)
Grant an application access to a specific file.
flatpak-document-unexport(1)
Revoke access to a specific file.
flatpak-document-info(1)
Show information about a specific file.
flatpak-document-list(1)
List exported files.
Commands for managing remote repositories:
flatpak-remotes(1)
List all configured remote repositories.
flatpak-remote-add(1)
Add a new remote repository.
flatpak-remote-modify(1)
Modify properties of a configured remote repository.
flatpak-remote-delete(1)
Delete a configured remote repository.
flatpak-remote-ls(1)
List contents of a configured remote repository.
Commands for building applications:
flatpak-build-init(1)
Initialize a build directory.
flatpak-build(1)
Run a build command in a build directory.
flatpak-build-finish(1)
Finalizes a build directory for export.
flatpak-build-export(1)
Export a build directory to a repository.
flatpak-build-bundle(1)
Create a bundle file from a build directory.
flatpak-build-import-bundle(1)
Import a file bundle into a local repository.
flatpak-build-sign(1)
Sign an application or runtime after its been exported.
flatpak-build-update-repo(1)
Update the summary file in a repository.
flatpak-build-commit-from(1)
Create a new commit based on an existing ref.

ENVIRONMENT

Besides standard environment variables such as XDG_DATA_DIRS and XDG_DATA_HOME, flatpak is consulting some of its own.
FLATPAK_USER_DIR
The location of the per-user installation. If this is not set, $XDG_DATA_HOME/flatpak is used.
FLATPAK_SYSTEM_DIR
The location of the default system-wide installation. If this is not set, /var/lib/flatpak is used (unless overridden at build time by --localstatedir or --with-system-install-dir).
FLATPAK_CONFIG_DIR
The location of flatpak site configuration. If this is not set, /etc/flatpak is used (unless overridden at build time by --sysconfdir).

SEE ALSO

ostree(1), ostree.repo(5), flatpak-remote(5),
flatpak