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flox update command

Warning: This command is deprecated and no longer supported


flox-update - update the global base catalog or an environment’s base catalog


flox [<general-options>] update
     [--global | (-d=<path> | -r=<owner>/<name>)]


Update an environment’s base catalog, or update the global base catalog if --global is specified.

The base catalog is a collection of packages used by various flox subcommands.

The global base catalog provides packages for flox-search(1) and flox-show(1) when not using an environment, and it is used to initialize an environment’s base catalog.

An environment’s base catalog provides packages for flox-search(1) and flox-show(1) when using that environment, and it provides packages for flox-install(1) and flox-upgrade(1).

Note that updating an environment’s base catalog and upgrading packages are two separate options. Upgrading packages will usually require running an update command followed by a flox-upgrade.


Update Options

Update the global base catalog

Environment Options

If no environment is specified for an environment command, the environment in the current directory or the active environment that was last activated is used.

-d, --dir
Path containing a .flox/ directory.

-r, --remote
A remote environment on FloxHub, specified in the form <owner>/<name>.

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.