flatpak-update - Update an application or runtime
update [OPTION...] [REF...]
Updates applications and runtimes. REF is a reference to the application or
runtime to install. If no REF is given, everything is updated.
Each REF arguments is a full or partial indentifier 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
By default this looks for both apps and runtime 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.
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.
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 or the --installation option, this command
updates the default system-wide installation.
The following options are understood:
Show help options and exit.
Update a per-user installation.
Update the default system-wide
Updates a system-wide installation specified
by NAME among those defined in /etc/flatpak/installations.d/. Using
--installation=default is equivalent to using --system.
The architecture to update for.
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
Download the latest version, but don't deploy
Don't download the latest version, deploy it
whatever is locally available.
Don't download related extensions, such as the
Don't update or install runtime dependencies
Only look for an app with the given
Update appstream for the remote.
Only look for an runtime with the given
Automatically answer yes to all questions (or
pick the most prioritized answer). This is useful for automation.
Remove old files even if they're in use by a
Print debug information during command
Print OSTree debug information during command
Print version information and exit.
$ flatpak --user update org.gnome.GEdit