FLATPAK UPDATE(1) flatpak update FLATPAK UPDATE(1)
flatpak-update - Update an application or runtime
flatpak update [OPTION...] [REF...] flatpak update [OPTION...] --appstream [REMOTE]
Updates applications and runtimes. REF is a reference to the application or runtime to update. If no REF is given, everything is updated, as well as appstream info for all remotes. Each REF argument is a full or partial identifier in the flatpak ref format, which looks like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All elements except ID are optional and can be left out, including the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any part left out will be matched against what is installed, and if there are multiple matches an error message will list the alternatives. By default this looks for both apps and runtimes with the given REF, but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option, or by supplying the initial element in the REF. Normally, this command updates the application to the tip of its branch. But it is possible to check out another commit, with the --commit option. If the configured remote for a ref being updated has a collection ID configured on it, flatpak will search mounted filesystems such as USB drives as well as Avahi services advertised on the local network for the needed refs, in order to support offline updates. See ostree-find-remotes(1) for more information. Note that updating a runtime is different from installing a different branch, and runtime updates are expected to keep strict compatibility. If an application update does cause a problem, it is possible to go back to the previous version, with the --commit option. Unless overridden with the --user, --system or --installation option, this command updates any matching refs in the standard system-wide installation and the per-user one.
The following options are understood: -h, --help Show help options and exit. --user Update a per-user installation. --system Update the default system-wide installation. --installation=NAME Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using --installation=default is equivalent to using --system. --arch=ARCH The architecture to update for. See flatpak --supported-arches for architectures supported by the host. --subpath=PATH Install only a subpath of the ref. This is mainly used to install a subset of locales. This can be added multiple times to install multiple subpaths. If this is not specified the subpaths specified at install time are reused. --commit=COMMIT Update to this commit, instead of the tip of the branch. You can find commits using flatpak remote-info --log REMOTE REF. --no-deploy Download the latest version, but don't deploy it. --no-pull Don't download the latest version, deploy whatever is locally available. --no-related Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data. --no-deps Don't update or install runtime dependencies when installing. --app Only look for an app with the given name. --appstream Update appstream for REMOTE, or all remotes if no remote is specified. --runtime Only look for a runtime with the given name. --sideload-repo=PATH Adds an extra local ostree repo as source for installation. This is equivalent to using the sideload-repos directories (see flatpak(1)), but can be done on a per-command basis. Any path added here is used in addition to ones in those directories. -y, --assumeyes Automatically answer yes to all questions (or pick the most prioritized answer). This is useful for automation. --noninteractive Produce minimal output and avoid most questions. This is suitable for use in non-interactive situations, e.g. in a build script. --force-remove Remove old files even if they're in use by a running application. -v, --verbose Print debug information during command processing. --ostree-verbose Print OSTree debug information during command processing.
$ flatpak --user update org.gnome.gedit
flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(1), ostree-find-remotes(1)
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