Just to start I’m not sure that “registry update” is precisely the correct term; but what I’m talking about is updating/downloading the newest package lists every time
nix search nixpkgs is invoked.
Obviously those lists need to be updated periodically; but in practice I often avoid using
nix search nixpkgs foo; and might instead open up
https://search.nixos.org/packages?channel=unstable simply because it’s faster.
Is there a way to make
nix search “just search” without taking the time to update registries or channels ( or whatever )?