Home Manager using Nix

Manage a user environment using Nix [maintainer=@rycee] (by nix-community)

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  • How do I actually update home-manager?
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 6 Dec 2023
    $ home-manager --version 23.05 $ nix-channel --add https://github.com/nix-community/home-manager/archive/release-23.11.tar.gz home-manager $ nix-channel --update $ nix-shell '' -A install [...] All done! The home-manager tool should now be installed and you can edit /home/MY-USERNAME/.config/home-manager/home.nix to configure Home Manager. Run 'man home-configuration.nix' to see all available options. $ home-manager --version 23.05
  • Possible to use KDE plugins on nixos?
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 6 Dec 2023
    Unfortunately until we find more volunteers in this area, it is hard to see status quo changing. See also https://github.com/nix-community/home-manager/issues/607 and this ongoing project https://github.com/pjones/plasma-manager
  • An Overview of Nix in Practice
    9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 12 Nov 2023
    > Channels are, AFAIU, a reference to some point-in-time/commit/version of nixpkgs

    It's not specifically nixpkgs, but any Nix code generally.

    Per the Nix manual[0]:

    > Channels are a mechanism for referencing remote Nix expressions and conveniently retrieving their latest version.

    e.g. home-manager's suggested channel is just the github tarball for the relevant branch[1]:

      nix-channel --add https://github.com/nix-community/home-manager/archive/master.tar.gz home-manager
  • Fake recruiter Lazarus lured aerospace employee with trojanized coding challenge
    4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 1 Oct 2023
    It sounds like you'd benefit a lot from Nix/NixOS [1], if not just home-manager[2].

    1. https://nixos.org/

    2. https://github.com/nix-community/home-manager

  • Need help on home manager neovim config
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 11 Sep 2023
    I'm using flakes and home manager and not really sure how to go about managing my neovim configuration. I've read through some other posts, github issues, and various articles trying to suss out a good way to do this. Reading through other people's configs and posts was somewhat helpful but there is a lot going on I don't understand and everyone's examples I've seen vary wildly.
  • I want to like NixOS but... I can't and I need some help
    3 projects | /r/NixOS | 12 Jul 2023
    I can't answer all your questions, but home-manager does have a dconf module that would probably be better to use than that external tool. Everything inside the options block are the things you can pass to the dconf module.
  • Silverblue users: why?
    4 projects | /r/Fedora | 23 Jun 2023
    This is indeed a blind spot. Thanks for pointing that out! Silverblue -to my knowledge- doesn't do a lot to address this. Though, 3rd-party tools like Home Manager and the suite of applications developed by the folks over at uBlue might be able to limit this to a minimum. Though I'm not sure if it surpasses NixOS in this regard; for the uninitiated. Though, to my knowledge, this requires special attention and depends on the specifics of the NixOS system in question.
  • My First Impressions of Nix
    33 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Jun 2023
  • I have a few beginner question, what is the difference between nix shell/env and what is the difference between flakes/home-manager?
    2 projects | /r/NixOS | 18 Jun 2023
    home-manager is a tool to manage your home with modules. It is like NixOS but for your home. It doesn't really have much to do with flakes except that you can use it with flakes.
  • Need some Help !
    4 projects | /r/NixOS | 13 Jun 2023
    By default, you can just configure everything in your profile the way you would in a normal Linux distro (dotfiles). The only exception is /etc (you need to manage those files from NixOS options). However, if you want to use Nix for your dotfiles, you can use home-manager.
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