display progress in nix-env

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title: "Display Progress in nix-env"
date: 2022-08-24T11:02:38+05:30
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keywords: [nix progress]
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tags: [nix]
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There is a wall of text but how much stuff has happened?
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A lot of stuff scrolls past telling X packages have been built but gives no idea about the progress. Pass `--log-format bar-wth-logs` to `nix-env`.
```
nix-env --log-format bar-with-logs -iA nixpkgs.<package>
```
It will put a nice status in the bottom telling about how much packages have been downloaded and built and how much is left.
I tried putting the option in the config file but it did not work. I could not find the relevant documentation for it either.
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