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nix3-profile-diff-closures(1) General Commands Manual nix3-profile-diff-closures(1)

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


nix profile diff-closures - show the closure difference between each version of a profile


nix profile diff-closures [option…]


Show what changed between each version of the NixOS system profile:

# nix profile diff-closures --profile /nix/var/nix/profiles/system
Version 13 -> 14:
acpi-call: 2020-04-07-5.8.13 → 2020-04-07-5.8.14
aws-sdk-cpp: -6723.1 KiB
Version 14 -> 15:
acpi-call: 2020-04-07-5.8.14 → 2020-04-07-5.8.16
attica: -996.2 KiB
breeze-icons: -78713.5 KiB
brotli: 1.0.7 → 1.0.9, +44.2 KiB


This command shows the difference between the closures of subsequent versions of a profile. See nix store diff-closures ( for details.


--profile path
The profile to update.