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       flatpak-update - Update an application or runtime


       flatpak update [OPTION...] [REF...]

       flatpak update [OPTION...] --appstream [REMOTE]


       Updates applications and runtimes.  REF is a reference to the application or runtime to
       update. If no REF is given, everything is updated, as well as appstream info for all

       Each REF argument is a full or partial identifier in the flatpak ref format, which looks
       like "(app|runtime)/ID/ARCH/BRANCH". All elements except ID are optional and can be left
       out, including the slashes, so most of the time you need only specify ID. Any part left
       out will be matched against what is installed, and if there are multiple matches an error
       message will list the alternatives.

       By default this looks for both apps and runtimes with the given REF, but you can limit
       this by using the --app or --runtime option, or by supplying the initial element in the

       Normally, this command updates the application to the tip of its branch. But it is
       possible to check out another commit, with the --commit option.

       If the configured remote for a ref being updated has a collection ID configured on it,
       flatpak will search mounted filesystems such as USB drives as well as Avahi services
       advertised on the local network for the needed refs, in order to support offline updates.
       See ostree-find-remotes(1) for more information.

       Note that updating a runtime is different from installing a different branch, and runtime
       updates are expected to keep strict compatibility. If an application update does cause a
       problem, it is possible to go back to the previous version, with the --commit option.

       Unless overridden with the --user, --system or --installation option, this command updates
       any matching refs in the standard system-wide installation and the per-user one.


       The following options are understood:

       -h, --help
           Show help options and exit.

           Update a per-user installation.

           Update the default system-wide installation.

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

           The architecture to update for. See flatpak --supported-arches for architectures
           supported by the host.

           Install only a subpath of the ref. This is mainly used to install a subset of locales.
           This can be added multiple times to install multiple subpaths. If this is not
           specified the subpaths specified at install time are reused.

           Update to this commit, instead of the tip of the branch. You can find commits using
           flatpak remote-info --log REMOTE REF.

           Download the latest version, but don't deploy it.

           Don't download the latest version, deploy whatever is locally available.

           Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data.

           Don't update or install runtime dependencies when installing.

           Only look for an app with the given name.

           Update appstream for REMOTE, or all remotes if no remote is specified.

           Only look for a runtime with the given name.

       -y, --assumeyes
           Automatically answer yes to all questions (or pick the most prioritized answer). This
           is useful for automation.

           Produce minimal output and avoid most questions. This is suitable for use in
           non-interactive situations, e.g. in a build script.

           Remove old files even if they're in use by a running application.

       -v, --verbose
           Print debug information during command processing.

           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.


       $ flatpak --user update org.gnome.gedit


       flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(1), ostree-find-remotes(1)