kpackagetool5 man page

kpackagetool5 — Install, list, remove Plasma packages


kpackagetool5 [-v, --version] [-h, --help] [--hash path] [-g, --global] [-t, --type type] [-i, --install path] [-s, --show name] [-u, --upgrade path] [-l, --list] [--list-types] [-r, --remove name] [-p, --packageroot path] [--generate-index]


kpackagetool5 is a command line tool to install, list, remove Plasma packages.


-v, --version
Displays version information.
-h, --help
Displays this help.
--hash path
Generate a SHA1 hash for the package at “path”.
-g, --global
For install or remove, operates on packages installed for all users.
-t, --type type
The type of package, e.g. theme, wallpaper, plasmoid, dataengine, runner, layout-template, etc. [plasmoid].
-i, --install path
Install the package at “path”.
-s, --show name
Show information of package “name”.
-u, --upgrade path
Upgrade the package at “path”.
-l, --list
List installed packages.
Lists all known Package types that can be installed.
-r, --remove name
Remove the package named “name”.
-p, --packageroot path
Absolute path to the package root. If not supplied, then the standard data directories for this Plasma session will be searched instead.
--generate-index path
Recreate the plugin index. To be used in conjunction with either the option -t or -g. Recreates the index for the given type or package root. Operates in the user directory, unless -g is used

See Also

More detailed user documentation is available from help:/plasma-desktop (either enter this URL into Konqueror, or run khelpcenter help:/plasma-desktop).


kpackagetool5 was written by Aaron Seigo <>.


2015-07-31 KDE Frameworks Frameworks 5.13 KPackage Manager