flatpak-list - Linux


flatpak-list is a powerful utility designed to manage and monitor Flatpak packages installed on a Linux system. It provides a comprehensive list of installed Flatpaks, along with detailed information about each one. This command serves as a central hub for manipulating Flatpak packages, making it indispensable for Flatpak users.


flatpak list [OPTIONS...]


  • -a, –all: Display all packages, including those from third-party repositories.
  • -i, –installed: Only list installed packages.
  • -r, –remote: Only list remote packages.
  • -u, –updates: Only list packages with available updates.
  • -T, –sort-by=FIELD: Sort by the specified field (name, description, runtime, origin, version, install_time).
  • –app: Only list applications.
  • –runtime: Only list runtimes.
  • –theme: Only list themes.
  • –help: Display usage information.
  • –version: Display version information.


  • List all installed Flatpaks:
flatpak list
  • Show detailed information about a specific package:
flatpak list --info com.google.Chrome
  • List only installed applications:
flatpak list --app
  • Sort the list by install time (oldest to newest):
flatpak list --sort-by=install_time

Common Issues

  • No packages are listed: Ensure that Flatpak is installed and configured correctly. Refer to the Flatpak documentation for more information.
  • Permission denied: Run the command with sudo privileges to overcome permission issues.


flatpak-list can be combined with other commands for advanced package management:

  • Update all installed packages:
sudo flatpak update && flatpak list --updates
  • Install a package from a remote repository:
flatpak remote-add flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo && flatpak install flathub com.github.tchx84.Flatseal
  • Uninstall a package:
flatpak uninstall com.google.Chrome

Related Commands

  • flatpak install: Install Flatpak packages.
  • flatpak remove: Remove Flatpak packages.
  • flatpak update: Update Flatpak packages.
  • flatpak remote-add: Add a Flatpak repository.
  • Flatpak documentation