flatpak-make-current - Make a specific version of an app current

flatpak make-current [OPTION...] APP BRANCH

Makes a particular branch of an application current. Only the current branch of an app has its exported files (such as desktop files and icons) made visible to the host.

When a new branch is installed it will automatically be made current, so this command is often not needed.

Unless overridden with the --user or --installation options, this command changes the default system-wide installation.

The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.

-u, --user

Update a per-user installation.


Update the default system-wide installation.


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 make current for. See flatpak --supported-arches for architectures supported by the host.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.


Print OSTree debug information during command processing.

$ flatpak --user make-current org.gnome.gedit 3.14

flatpak(1), flatpak-install(1), flatpak-list(1)