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nix store

Manipulate the Nix store. See also: nix-store. More information:

  • Collect garbage, i.e. remove unused paths to reduce space usage:

nix store gc

  • Hard-link identical files together to reduce space usage:

nix store optimise

  • Delete a specific store path (most be unused):

nix store delete {{/nix/store/...}}

  • List a contents of the store path, on a remote store:

nix store --store {{}} ls {{/nix/store/...}}

  • Show the differences in versions between two store paths, with their respective dependencies:

nix store diff-closures {{/nix/store/...}} {{/nix/store/...}}