When you install a flatpak via command line you get this:

 $ flatpak install flathub ind.ie.Gnomit 
Remote ‘flathub’ found in multiple installations:
1) system
2) user
Which do you want to use (0 to abort)? [0-2]: 2
Installing in user:
ind.ie.Gnomit/x86_64/stable        flathub ae8df0030467
  permissions: ipc, network, wayland, x11
  file access: host, xdg-run/dconf, ~/.config/dconf:ro
  dbus access: ca.desrt.dconf
ind.ie.Gnomit.Locale/x86_64/stable flathub 38f3aacb783a
Is this ok [y/n]: 

It lists all permissions and things like that in a detailed way, which is quite nice. However, how can I see this list later on?

I've tried flatpak permission-show <…>, but this does not show anything. flatpak info also only shows general stats.

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It's flatpak info --show-permissions ind.ie.Gnomit, and I always get confused if it is flatpak permission-list, flatpak permission-show or flatpak info --show-permissions. Maybe there's a more intuitive way to name these things.

  • 2
    Agreed. The difference between those three commands is confusing. Apr 1, 2019 at 20:02
  • well, flatpak permissions com.valvesoftware.Steam showed nothing/zilch/nill. Flatseal shows the permissions though.
    – FilBot3
    Sep 6, 2021 at 23:16
  • 1
    Using flatpak info --show-permissions <flatpak id> did the trick.
    – FilBot3
    Sep 6, 2021 at 23:29

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