nix3-store-add-path(1) General Commands Manual nix3-store-add-path(1)

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

nix store add-path - add a path to the Nix store

nix store add-path [option…] path

Copy path to the Nix store, and print the resulting store path on standard output.


The resulting store path is not registered as a garbage collector root, so it could be deleted before you have a chance to register it.

Add a directory to the store:

# mkdir dir
# echo foo > dir/bar
# nix store add-path ./dir
# cat /nix/store/6pmjx56pm94n66n4qw1nff0y1crm8nqg-dir/bar

  • --dry-run
    Show what this command would do without doing it.
  • --name / -n name
    Override the name component of the store path. It defaults to the base name of path.