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NAME         top

       flatpak-update - Update an application or runtime

SYNOPSIS         top

       flatpak update [OPTION...] [REF...]

       flatpak update [OPTION...] --appstream [REMOTE]

DESCRIPTION         top

       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

       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

       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.

OPTIONS         top

       The following options are understood:

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

           Update a per-user installation.

           Update the default system-wide installation.

           Updates a system-wide installation specified by NAME among
           those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using
           --installation=default is equivalent to using --system.

           The architecture to update for. See flatpak
           --supported-arches for architectures supported by the host.

           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.

           Update to this commit, instead of the tip of the branch. You
           can find commits using flatpak remote-info --log REMOTE REF.

           Download the latest version, but don't deploy it.

           Don't download the latest version, deploy whatever is locally

           Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data.

           Don't update or install runtime dependencies when installing.

           Only look for an app with the given name.

           Update appstream for REMOTE, or all remotes if no remote is

           Only look for a runtime with the given name.

           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

       -y, --assumeyes
           Automatically answer yes to all questions (or pick the most
           prioritized answer). This is useful for automation.

           Produce minimal output and avoid most questions. This is
           suitable for use in non-interactive situations, e.g. in a
           build script.

           Remove old files even if they're in use by a running

       -v, --verbose
           Print debug information during command processing.

           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

EXAMPLES         top

       $ flatpak --user update org.gnome.gedit

SEE ALSO         top

       flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(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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