Are Snaps installed system wide, or are they only installed for the user who is logged in, and installing them? on Ubuntu 18.04?

I don't see any option like Flatpak's --user to install Snaps for a single user. And what is the command to install a Snap for a single user?


Installed snaps are available to all users.

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    Yes, even if you are able to run snap install without sudo, it still installs snaps system-wide. – Kyle Mar 30 '18 at 17:16
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    Snap packages aren't installed with non-root. The "snap install" command simply tells snapd to install a package, and snapd is running as root and installs the packages in /snap/. – dobey Mar 30 '18 at 17:47
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    @AliRazmdideh That doesn't have anything to do with snapd. You are misunderstanding how it works. It's the same as not needing sudo to install a package when you install it from the gnome-software app, rather than from the command line. You're just requesting a system service to install it. The fact is that root is still required, and the packages are still installed in the same way. – dobey Mar 30 '18 at 18:47

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