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nix3-store-ls(1) General Commands Manual nix3-store-ls(1)

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


nix store ls - show information about a path in the Nix store


nix store ls [option…] path


To list the contents of a store path in a binary cache:

# nix store ls --store -lR /nix/store/0i2jd68mp5g6h2sa5k9c85rb80sn8hi9-hello-2.10
dr-xr-xr-x                    0 ./bin
-r-xr-xr-x                38184 ./bin/hello
dr-xr-xr-x                    0 ./share
To show information about a specific file in a binary cache:

# nix store ls --store -l /nix/store/0i2jd68mp5g6h2sa5k9c85rb80sn8hi9-hello-2.10/bin/hello
-r-xr-xr-x                38184 hello


This command shows information about path in a Nix store. path can be a top-level store path or any file inside a store path.


  • --directory / -d
    Show directories rather than their contents.
  • --json
    Produce output in JSON format, suitable for consumption by another program.
  • --long / -l
    Show detailed file information.
  • --recursive / -R
    List subdirectories recursively.