Snap

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Snap[1] is a software deployment and package management for Linux available at least since 2015 [2] with support for channels[3] and parallel installs [4].

Snaps are basically an application compiled together with its dependencies and libraries – providing a sandboxed environment for the application to run. These are easier and faster to install, can receive latest updates and is confined from the OS and other apps.

Basic operations[edit]

  • Installation: sudo apt install snapd[5]
  • Install your first application:
snap install hello
  • Remove an application: snap remove hello-world
  • Search for your application: snap find SNAP_TO_SEARCH
    • Search for Canonical’s snaps:
snap find Canonical
  • List installed snaps:
snap list
snap info SNAP_NAME

Directories[edit]

  • /var/lib/snapd/snaps/

Snapshots and Roll Back[edit]

  • Take a snapshot: snap save
  • Roll Back (including data): sudo snap revert hello

Channels[edit]

Adoption[edit]

Snaps were introduced in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Activities[edit]

Related terms[edit]

See also[edit]

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