The Nix store is a storage system in your filesystem with its root at
/nix/store by default.
The Nix daemon stores several things in the Nix store:
Paths in the Nix store have this structure:
/nix/store/ 1. Nix store prefixsglc12hc6pc68w5ppn2k56n6jcpaci16 2. Hash part-my-package-1.0 3. Package name
Let's break store paths down into their constituent elements:
Some important things to note about store paths in Nix:
/nix/storedoesn't conflict with other standard system paths like
my-package-1.0, for example, you may end up with a store path like
my-packageand distinguish based on the input hash.