snap is a tool for managing “snap” packages, a type of self-contained software package used in various Linux distributions. Snap packages are similar to “.deb” packages used in Debian-based systems, and are used to distribute software and its dependencies in a single package.
The snap tool is used to install, configure, and manage snap packages on a Linux system. It provides a simple and easy-to-use command-line interface for working with snap packages, allowing users to install, update, and remove packages with just a few commands.
With snap, users can access a large repository of snap packages, including popular open-source software such as Firefox, VLC, and GIMP. Snap packages are designed to be isolated from the rest of the system, which helps to prevent conflicts and compatibility issues, and makes it easier to manage software updates.
snap is designed to provide a centralized and standardized way to manage software on Linux systems, and has been adopted by many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu and Fedora. With snap, users can benefit from a streamlined and efficient way to manage software on their Linux systems, while also enjoying the convenience and ease of use of a powerful package management tool.
If you encounter the below error while running the command snap:
snap: command not found
you may try installing the below package as per your choice of distribution:
|Debian||apt-get install snap|
|Ubuntu||apt-get install snap|
|Kali Linux||apt-get install snap|
|Fedora||dnf install snapd|
|Raspbian||apt-get install snap|
snap Command Examples
1. Search for a package:
# snap find package_name
2. Install a package:
# snap install package_name
3. Update a package:
# snap refresh package_name
4. Update a package to another channel (track, risk, or branch):
# snap refresh package_name --channel=channel
5. Update all packages:
# snap refresh
6. Display basic information about installed snap software:
# snap list
7. Uninstall a package:
# snap remove package_name
8. Check for recent snap changes in the system:
# snap changes