NixOS Wiki:About

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The NixOS Wiki is a community-run documentation resource for NixOS users.

NixOS is a Linux distribution based on the Nix package manager and the Nixpkgs software repository. All three are part of the Nix ecosystem.


Reference documentation in NixOS manual, Nixpkgs manual, Nix manual is maintained with the source code, can be used for looking up technical details, and primarily serves the needs of power users, developers, and contributors. The introductory guides on are meant to help getting started with Nix on other Linux distributions.

These primary resources are actively developed, but cannot possibly account for the full spectrum of use cases NixOS supports. The NixOS Wiki is there for users to collect practical guides, configuration examples, and troubleshooting tips.

See the history of NixOS wikis for background information.


Who? Role?
makefu Contributor of the NixOS Wiki
mic92 Nixpkgs maintainer and contributor of the NixOS Wiki
JulienMalka Non-critical-infra lead, maintainer of the NixOS wiki.
You? Contact us! we use the room on Matrix.

The NixOS logo is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. To view a copy of this license, visit or send a letter to Creative Commons, PO Box 1866, Mountain View, CA 94042, USA.[1]


Icons are based-off or directly taken from the Breeze Icons project. Adaptations and creations in the style of Breeze and KDE's HIG are released under the same license. See their license for more details about usage rights, it's LGPL with a special mention about what it means for the icons.


Content on the NixOS Wiki is licensed under the MIT License. For more information, see NixOS Wiki:Copyrights.