flatpak-flatpakref - Reference to a remote for an application or runtime
Flatpak uses flatpakref files to share information about a remote for a single
application. The flatpakref file contains enough information to add the remote
and install the application. Use the flatpak install --from
flatpakref files may also contain additional information that is useful when
displaying the application to the user, e.g. in an app store.
The filename extension commonly used for flatpakref files is .flatpakref.
A flatpakref file can also refer to a remote for a runtime.
The flatpakref file is using the same .ini file format that is used for systemd
unit files or application .desktop files.
All the information is contained in the [Flatpak Ref] group.
The following keys can be present in this group:
The version of the file format, must be 1 if
The fully qualified name of the runtime that
is used by the application. This key is mandatory.
The url for the remote. This key is
The name of the branch from which to install
the application or runtime. If this key is not specified, the
"master" branch is used.
The title of the application or runtime. This
should be a user-friendly name that can be displayed e.g. in an app
A short summary of the application or runtime,
for display e.g. in an app store.
A longer description of the application or
runtime, for display e.g. in an app store..
The url for an icon that can be used to
represent the application or runtime.
The url of a webpage describing the
application or runtime.
Whether this file refers to a runtime. If this
key is not specified, the file is assumed to refer to an application.
The base64-encoded gpg key for the
The url for a .flatpakref file for the