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nix develop

Run a bash shell that provides the build environment of a derivation. More information:

  • Start a shell with all dependencies of a package from nixpkgs available:

nix develop {{nixpkgs#pkg}}

  • Start a development shell for the default package in a flake in the current directory:

nix develop

  • In that shell, configure and build the sources:

configurePhase; buildPhase