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Nix-shell tips: opening lock file Permission denied

when running nix-shell and you face an error like this:

error: opening lock file '/nix/store/jb10cjj4s2jlmnp9090j87iak0f7np7d-source.lock': Permission denied

try to find the the locked file:

ls -la /nix/store/*.lock

if you find the exact file which has been locked, you just need to delete it:(you need to have single-user nix)

sudo rm /nix/store/jb10cjj4s2jlmnp9090j87iak0f7np7d-source.lock

if this file is not exist just give permission to the nix folder.

sudo chown -R username:staff /nix
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