I need to see what is exactly packed inside of a .snap file, like we can inspect .apk files, for debugging purposes. Is there any way to extract it to files and folders or any .snap inspector similar to the .apk one on Android Studio?


You can mount a snap-file as squashfs-filesystem:

sudo mount -t squashfs -o ro /path/to/my.snap /path/to/mountpoint

You can use the file-manager to browse to /path/to/mountpoint and view the contents of the snap-file.

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  • can you rework your answer for a snap file named my.snap ? Instead of getting from the store. I am just trying to check what's inside a snap I am building myself. – eri0o Aug 2 '19 at 3:12

Snaps are gpg signed squashfs files, you can use unsquashfs from the squashfs-tools package to unpack them

Source: https://forum.snapcraft.io/t/archive-manager-can-open-snap-files-what-kind-of-archives-are-they/1358

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