flatpak-spawn(1) — Linux manual page

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FLATPAK SPAWN(1)              flatpak spawn             FLATPAK SPAWN(1)

NAME         top

       flatpak-spawn - Run commands in a sandbox

SYNOPSIS         top

       flatpak-spawn [OPTION...] COMMAND [ARGUMENT...]

DESCRIPTION         top

       Unlike other flatpak commands, flatpak-spawn is available to
       applications inside the sandbox. It runs COMMAND outside the
       sandbox, either in another sandbox, or on the host.

       flatpak-spawn uses the Flatpak portal to create a copy the
       sandbox it was called from, optionally using tighter permissions
       and the latest version of the app and runtime.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Show help options and exit.

       -v, --verbose
           Print debug information

       --forward-fd=FD
           Forward a file descriptor

       --clear-env
           Run with a clean environment

       --watch-bus
           Make the spawned command exit if we do

       --env=VAR=VALUE
           Set an environment variable

       --latest-version
           Use the latest version of the refs that are used to set up
           the sandbox

       --no-network
           Run without network access

       --sandbox
           Run fully sandboxed.

           See the --sandbox-expose and --sandbox-expose-ro options for
           selective file access.

       --sandbox-expose=NAME
           Expose read-write access to a file in the sandbox.

           Note that absolute paths or subdirectories are not allowed.
           The files must be in the sandbox subdirectory of the instance
           directory (i.e.  ~/.var/app/$APP_ID/sandbox).

           This option is useful in combination with --sandbox
           (otherwise the instance directory is accessible anyway).

       --sandbox-expose-ro=NAME
           Expose readonly access to a file in the sandbox.

           Note that absolute paths or subdirectories are not allowed.
           The files must be in the sandbox subdirectory of the instance
           directory (i.e.  ~/.var/app/$APP_ID/sandbox).

           This option is useful in combination with --sandbox
           (otherwise the instance directory is accessible anyway).

       --host
           Run the command unsandboxed on the host. This requires access
           to the org.freedesktop.Flatpak D-Bus interface

       --directory=DIR
           The working directory in which to run the command.

           Note that the given directory must exist in the sandbox or,
           when used in conjunction with --host, on the host.

EXAMPLES         top

       $ flatpak-spawn ls /var/run

SEE ALSO         top

       flatpak(1)

COLOPHON         top

       This page is part of the flatpak (a tool for building and
       distributing desktop applications on Linux) project.  Information
       about the project can be found at ⟨http://flatpak.org/⟩.  It is
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       please send a mail to man-pages@man7.org.  This page was obtained
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