flatpak-enter man page

flatpak-enter ā€” Enter an application


flatpak enter [OPTION...] INSTANCE COMMAND [ARG...]


Enter a running sandbox. INSTANCE must be either the pid of a process running in a flatpak sandbox, or the ID of a running application or a the instance ID of a running sandbox. COMMAND is the command to run in the sandbox. Extra arguments are passed on to the command.

This creates a new process within the running sandbox, with the same environment. This is useful when you want to debug a problem with a running application.

This command requires extra privileges, so must be run as root or via e.g. sudo. To get TAB completion for the application ID, use sudo -E.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.


Print OSTree debug information during command processing.


$ flatpak enter 15345 sh

See Also

flatpak(1), flatpak-run(1)

Referenced By

flatpak(1), flatpak-run(1).

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