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flox show command


flox-show - show detailed information about a single package


flox [<general-options>] show <pkg-path>


Show detailed information about a single package.

The default output includes the package description, name, and version.

Package names

Packages are organized in a hierarchical structure such that certain packages are found at the top level (e.g. ripgrep), and other packages are found under package sets (e.g. python310Packages.pip). We call this location within the catalog the “pkg-path”.

The pkg-path is searched when you execute a flox search command. The pkg-path is what’s shown by flox show. Finally, the pkg-path appears in your manifest after a flox install.

ripgrep.pkg-path = "ripgrep"
pip.pkg-path = "python310Packages.pip"


General Options

-h, --help
Prints help information.

The following options can be passed when running any flox subcommand but must be specified before the subcommand.

-v, --verbose
Increase logging verbosity. Invoke multiple times for increasing detail.

-q, --quiet
Silence logs except for errors.

Show Options

Package name to show details for.


Display detailed information about the ripgrep package:

$ flox show ripgrep
ripgrep - A utility that combines the usability of The Silver Searcher with the raw speed of grep
    [email protected]
    [email protected]


flox-search(1), flox-install(1)