flatpak-update(1) Update a runtime


flatpak update [OPTION...] [NAME] [BRANCH]


Updates an application or runtime. NAME is the name of an installed application or runtime. Optionally, BRANCH can be specified to update a specific branch, otherwise all installed branches are updated. If no NAME is given, then everything installed is updated.

By default this looks for both installed applications and runtimes, but you can limit this by using the --app or --runtime option.

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 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 option, this command updates a system-wide installation.


The following options are understood:

-h, --help

Show help options and exit.


Update a per-user installation.


Update a system-wide installation.


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 the branch.


Download the latest version, but don't deploy it.


Don't download the latest version, deploy it whatever is locally available.


Don't download related extensions, such as the locale data.


Only look for an app with the given name.


Only look for an runtime with the given name.

-v, --verbose

Print debug information during command processing.


Print version information and exit.


$ flatpak --user update org.gnome.GEdit