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NixOS Wiki

Welcome to the unofficial user's wiki

This wiki is user-maintained. Take a look at the about page for more information.


 Getting started

Newcomers are encouraged to read the Nix Ecosystem and Resources overview articles to get a comprehensive orientation. For more specific introductions, see:


 Setting up NixOS


 Documentation topics

First stop should be Resources, which serves as a gateway to the most important documentation. Some highlights below.

Primary reference material:

Major page categories:

See also:


 Where’s the old wiki?

The old wiki can still be accessed on Though badly outdated, it can still be helpful. Don’t hesitate to transfer still valid information into this wiki! We also have a write-up on the history of NixOS wikis.


2023-09-09Upcoming Infrastructure Changes at - September, 2023

Over the past few months, has been dealing with increased levels of attacks ranging from basic to complex ones targeting the database. Thankfully, we have support from Cloudflare (sponsoring their services), which helps us counteract a large part of these attacks.

Despite this help, some attacks reach our backend, so we have decided to migrate to a different setup to better protect the wiki and keep it operational. This means there might be a few downtimes in the weeks ahead. We will keep you posted on the timings here in the news section.

2021-09-24Nix web highlights - September, 2021
2019-06-02Google Index Issues

The visibility of pages in Google search results drastically dropped around 21st of May. The reason is still unknown.

2017-10-08Integration issues resolved

Login links now work as they previously did. They are found both in the header and the footer.

Edit button now shows combined with actions and is available in the footer.

2017-10-02New Wiki theme activated

We activated the theme proposed by samueldr (issue #7)

Login links can be found in the footer

2017-06-28Login via GitHub has been enabled

We are still working out some kinks. If you encounter any errors please contact User:Fadenb

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