Install a new package

$ guix package -i [package_name]

Remove a package
$ guix package -r [package_name]

Search the package database for a regular expression
$ guix package -s "[search_pattern]"

List installed packages
$ guix package -I

List generations
$ guix package -l

Roll back to the previous generation
$ guix package --roll-back


guix package [OPTION]...


Install, remove, or upgrade packages in a single transaction.

-i, --install PACKAGE ...

install PACKAGEs

-e, --install-from-expression=EXP

install the package EXP evaluates to

-f, --install-from-file=FILE

install the package that the code within FILE evaluates to

-r, --remove PACKAGE ...

remove PACKAGEs

-u, --upgrade[=REGEXP] upgrade all the installed packages matching REGEXP

-m, --manifest=FILE

create a new profile generation with the manifest from FILE

--do-not-upgrade[=REGEXP] do not upgrade any packages matching REGEXP


roll back to the previous generation


display needed environment variable definitions

-l, --list-generations[=PATTERN]

list generations matching PATTERN

-d, --delete-generations[=PATTERN]

delete generations matching PATTERN

-S, --switch-generation=PATTERN

switch to a generation matching PATTERN

-p, --profile=PROFILE

use PROFILE instead of the user's default profile


list the user's profiles

--allow-collisions do not treat collisions in the profile as an error


use the bootstrap Guile to build the profile

-v, --verbosity=LEVEL

use the given verbosity LEVEL

-s, --search=REGEXP

search in synopsis and description using REGEXP

-I, --list-installed[=REGEXP]

list installed packages matching REGEXP

-A, --list-available[=REGEXP]

list available packages matching REGEXP


show details about PACKAGE

-L, --load-path=DIR

prepend DIR to the package module search path

-K, --keep-failed

keep build tree of failed builds

-k, --keep-going

keep going when some of the derivations fail

-n, --dry-run

do not build the derivations


fall back to building when the substituter fails


build instead of resorting to pre-built substitutes


fetch substitute from URLS if they are authorized


do not graft packages


do not attempt to offload builds


mark the build as failed after SECONDS of silence


mark the build as failed after SECONDS of activity


build N times in a row to detect non-determinism

-c, --cores=N

allow the use of up to N CPU cores for the build

-M, --max-jobs=N

allow at most N build jobs


produce debugging output at LEVEL


list package transformation options not shown here

-h, --help

display this help and exit

-V, --version

display version information and exit


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