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


nix profile wipe-history - delete non-current versions of a profile


nix profile wipe-history [option...]


  • Delete all versions of the default profile older than 100 days:

    # nix profile wipe-history --profile /tmp/profile --older-than 100d
    removing profile version 515
    removing profile version 514


This command deletes non-current versions of a profile, making it impossible to roll back to these versions. By default, all non-current versions are deleted. With --older-than Nd, all non-current versions older than N days are deleted.


  • --dry-run Show what this command would do without doing it.

  • --older-than age Delete versions older than the specified age. age must be in the format Nd, where N denotes a number of days.

  • --profile path The profile to operate on.

Logging-related options:

  • --debug Set the logging verbosity level to 'debug'.

  • --log-format format Set the format of log output; one of raw, internal-json, bar or bar-with-logs.

  • --print-build-logs / -L Print full build logs on standard error.

  • --quiet Decrease the logging verbosity level.

  • --verbose / -v Increase the logging verbosity level.

Miscellaneous global options:

  • --help Show usage information.

  • --offline Disable substituters and consider all previously downloaded files up-to-date.

  • --option name value Set the Nix configuration setting name to value (overriding nix.conf).

  • --refresh Consider all previously downloaded files out-of-date.

  • --version Show version information.

Options to override configuration settings: