Snap Linux: Canonical, a UK based Software company originally designed a simple and safe Software Management System for Ubuntu which is called as Snappy and it uses the packages called snapd. This Software Deployment and Package Management system is designed for IoT(Internet of Things) and as well as for Desktop Computing. Snap is pre-installed on Linux Ubuntu 18.04 and also on the upcoming Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo. However, if you had removed it accidentally or by any other ways and if snap goes missing and if you are looking forward installing Snap Linux on your Ubuntu and also on other distros then this article will help you to get that.
- How to Install Snap Linux– using Terminal
- Install Applications using Snap Package Manager
- Removing Snap Applications from Snap
- Remove Snap from Linux System
- Getting Started with snapcraft– Snap Store
- Updating Snap applications manually
- App update availability Check using Snap
- Installed Snap Apps List
- Search Snap Apps using Terminal
- Get in Touch with Us
Install Snap Package Manager on Ubuntu using Terminal:
Here, we have used the Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo(Development Version) to explain the steps but however, the steps remain the same with the Ubuntu 18.04.1/2 LTS.
For Ubuntu & Debian:
How to Install Snap Applications using Snap Command:
Once the Snap package manager is installed, then you can start installing the Snap applications using the Snap Command. The following is the syntax of the Snap App Installation Command.
By Default, all the snap applications will be installed through the Stable Channel.
Remove Installed Snap Applications from System:
Suppose, you wish to remove an app that is installed via snap then the following is the syntax for that.
How to Remove Snap Package Manager from Ubuntu:
Getting Started with Snapcraft:
- Just like an App store or Google Play Store, Snap Package Manager has its own store which is a home for Thousands of Snap applications and also. You can also publish your app.
- Go to the Official Snapcraft. Click on the Store Tab.
- Search for your desired app to see whether it is available on Snap Store.
- If it is available then click on that application.
- Finally, Click on the option Install. A small pop-up will appear showing the installation command of that application using snap.
- Copy and then execute the installation command on the Terminal to install the desired application on your Linux system.
Manage your Snap Applications with Various Snap Commands:
Updating Snap Applications Manually:
Snap automatically updates all its application on constant time interval but however, if you are looking to update the snap application right away then following are the steps.
App/Package Update availability checking through Snap:
- If any app has updates available which will be updated on the upcoming Auto update cycle of snap but if you wish to carry out the update right away then kindly use the following command to get to know the list of apps which have updates available.
- If all the apps are updated, then you will get the above notification from snap.
Installed Snap Apps Information:
If you wish to check the list of Snap applications that are installed in your system then use the following command.
Search Snap Applications through Terminal:
- You can also search for applications through the terminal itself. If the desired app is available on the Snap Store then it will provide the information related to it as provided in the image below.
- Then you can proceed with installing the application.
Get in Touch with Us:
This article provides detailed information on Snappy Packagement system and about snap Linux and Snapcraft and the steps to install Snap Linux on different Linux Distributions such as Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, Ubuntu 19.04 Disco Dingo, Fedora, CentOS, OpenSUSE, and more and also provides information related to using Snap on your Ubuntu. If you have any Query then Kindly Comment Us and we will get back to you with a solution ASAP.