How to search – install – remove, Snap packages in Ubuntu

How to search – install – remove, Snap packages in Ubuntu

In this short video tutorial, we will see how to use the new Snap package manager to search and install/remove Snap packages and some useful commands. 

The Snap packages enable developers to bring much newer versions of apps to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Currently, the list of available snap packages is short, but soon we’ll be able to install more packages through the new snap package manager.

As you may already have read in the official announcement, in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS it is possible to install snap packages alongside traditional deb packages. These two packaging formats live comfortably next to one another.

The cli format of the snap package manager commands is:

sudo snap <command>

The commands that I use in this video tutorial are:

  • sudo snap find : To list the available packages
  • sudo snap install <package name>: To install a package
  • sudo snap list: To view all the installed snap packages
  • sudo snap changes: To view a list of logged actions
  • sudo snap refresh <package name>: To upgrade a package to its latest available version
  • sudo snap remove: To uninstall a package


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