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       flatpak-install - Install an application or runtime


       flatpak install [OPTION...] [REMOTE] REF...

       flatpak install [OPTION...] [--from|--bundle] LOCATION


       Installs an application or runtime. The primary way to install is to specify a REMOTE name
       as the source and one ore more REFs to specify the application or runtime to install. If
       REMOTE is omitted, the configured remotes are searched for the first REF and the user is
       asked to confirm the resulting choice.

       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 in the remote, and if there are multiple matches you
       will be prompted to choose one of them. You will also be prompted with choices if REF
       doesn't match anything in the remote exactly but is similar to one or more refs in the
       remote (e.g. "devhelp" is similar to "org.gnome.Devhelp"), but this fuzzy matching
       behavior is disabled if REF contains any slashes or periods.

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

       If REMOTE is a uri or a path (absolute or relative starting with ./) to a local
       repository, then that repository will be used as the source, and a temporary remote will
       be created for the lifetime of the REF.

       If the specified REMOTE has a collection ID configured on it, Flatpak will search the
       sideload-repos directories configured either with the --sideload-repo option, or on a
       per-installation or system-wide basis (see flatpak(1)).

       The alternative form of the command (with --from or --bundle) allows to install directly
       from a source such as a .flatpak single-file bundle or a .flatpakref application
       description. The options are optional if the first argument has the expected filename

       Note that flatpak allows to have multiple branches of an application and runtimes
       installed and used at the same time. However, only one version of an application can be
       current, meaning its exported files (for instance desktop files and icons) are visible to
       the host. The last installed version is made current by default, but this can manually
       changed with flatpak make-current.

       Unless overridden with the --user or the --installation option, this command installs the
       application or runtime in the default system-wide installation.


       The following options are understood:

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

           Treat LOCATION as a single-bundle file. This is assumed if the argument ends with

           Treat LOCATION as an application description file. This is assumed if the argument
           ends with .flatpakref.

           Uninstall first if already installed.

       -u, --user
           Install the application or runtime in a per-user installation.

           Install the application or runtime in the default system-wide installation.

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

           The default architecture to install for, if not given explicitly in the REF. See
           flatpak --supported-arches for architectures supported by the host.

           Install only a subpath of REF. This is mainly used to install a subset of locales.
           This can be added multiple times to install multiple subpaths.

           Check bundle signatures with GPG key from FILE (- for stdin).

           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 verify runtime dependencies when installing.

           Normally install just ignores things that are already installed (printing a warning),
           but if --or-update is specified it silently turns it into an update operation instead.

           Assume that all REFs are apps if not explicitly specified.

           Assume that all REFs are runtimes if not explicitly specified.

           Adds an extra local ostree repo as a source for installation. This is equivalent to
           using the sideload-repos directories (see flatpak(1)), but can be done on a
           per-command basis. Any path added here is used in addition to ones in those

           For each app being installed, also installs the SDK that was used to build it. Implies
           --or-update; incompatible with --no-deps.

           For each ref being installed, as well as all dependencies, also installs its debug
           info. Implies --or-update; incompatible with --no-deps.

       -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.

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

           Print OSTree debug information during command processing.


       $ flatpak install gedit

       $ flatpak install flathub org.gnome.gedit

       $ flatpak --installation=default install flathub org.gnome.gedit

       $ flatpak --user install flathub org.gnome.gedit//3.30

       $ flatpak --user install

       $ flatpak --system install org.gnome.gedit.flatpakref


       flatpak(1), flatpak-update(1), flatpak-list(1), flatpak-build-bundle(1), flatpak-
       flatpakref(1), flatpak-make-current(1), ostree-find-remotes(1)