nixos-conf-editor is a simple application that allows you to easily modify attributes within your configuration file, as well as search through available options. It was made using libadwaita, gtk4, and relm4, and is powered by nix-editor. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please let me know!
This tool is extremely new, so there will likely be lots of errors. If you run into an error, please report the issue!
On an flakes enabled system:
nix run github:vlinkz/nixos-conf-editor
On non-flakes enabled system:
nix --extra-experimental-features "nix-command flakes" run github:vlinkz/nixos-conf-editor
*fields in options
- Add easy widgets for modifying simple options like booleans and strings
- Add an icon
- Package polkit policy file
I remember when I first started using NixOS, as a confused beginner I tried to find a graphical application to manage and edit my configuration. I stumbled upon Nix-GUI, however, I didn’t really like the look, it crashed a fair amount, and I never really figured out how to use it. That said, their idea and all of the hard work they put into their project inspired me to make a similar application that focuses more on simplicity and ease of use.