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Re: guix environment --load vs. --file inconsistency

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: guix environment --load vs. --file inconsistency
Date: Tue, 28 Sep 2021 15:00:41 +0200
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Hi Robin & Attila,

Attila Lendvai <> skribis:

> FWIW, i'm new to Guix, and it was enough to read the --help output to
> understand how --file works, but i still don't know what manifests are
> (even though i'm regularly using `guix package -m
> /path/to/manifest.scm`, which i have copied from somewhere).
> i know where it's documented. what i'm talking about here is how to
> optimize the results/time ratio of the project for newcomers; IOW, the
> project's approachability. i just haven't gotten to reading up on
> manifests, and yet i'm already getting things done.

Alright, I hadn’t seen it from that perspective, but that makes a lot of

Thanks for your feedback,

PS: <> hopefully contains enough
    about manifests to get you started.

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