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Pin runtimes to prevent automatic removal

Synopsis

flatpak pin [OPTION...] PATTERN...

Description

Flatpak maintains a list of patterns that define which refs are pinned. A pinned ref will never be automatically uninstalled (as are unused runtimes periodically). This can be useful if for example you are using a runtime for development purposes.

Runtimes that are explicitly installed, rather than installed as a dependency of something else, are automatically pinned.

The patterns are just a partial ref, with the * character matching anything within that part of the ref. Only runtimes can be pinned, not apps. Here are some example patterns:

org.some.Runtime
org.some.Runtime//unstable
runtime/org.domain.*
org.some.Runtime/arm

To list the current set of pins, run this command without any patterns.

Options

The following options are understood:

-h, ā€‰--help

Show help options and exit.

--remove

Instead of adding the patterns, remove matching patterns.

--user

Pin refs in a per-user installation.

--system

Pin refs in the default system-wide installation.

--installation=NAME

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

-v, ā€‰--verbose

Print debug information during command processing.

Examples

$ flatpak pin

$ flatpak pin org.freedesktop.Platform//19.08

$ flatpak pin --remove org.freedesktop.Platform//19.08

See Also

flatpak(1), flatpak-uninstall(1),

Referenced By

flatpak(1).

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