nix3-nar-cat(1) General Commands Manual nix3-nar-cat(1)

Warning: This program is experimental and its interface is subject to change.

nix nar cat - print the contents of a file inside a NAR file on stdout

nix nar cat [option…] nar path

List a file in a NAR and pipe it through gunzip:
# nix nar cat ./hello.nar /share/man/man1/hello.1.gz | gunzip
.\" DO NOT MODIFY THIS FILE!  It was generated by help2man 1.46.4.
.TH HELLO "1" "November 2014" "hello 2.10" "User Commands"

This command prints on standard output the contents of the regular file path inside the NAR file nar.