Is there a way to reset a snap configuration back to what it was when first installed?

For instance, I could do

snap remove --purge intellij-idea-educational

But then I need to install it again, including the large download.

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Downloaded snaps are stored in /var/lib/snapd/cache/.

Removing a snap will not remove files in this folder, even if you use the --purge-option.

Unless you removed the corresponding file(s) manually or a new version of the snap is available you can install the snap again without the need to download it again.

  • I see, it must have updated. Then Im forced to update
    – caduceus
    Nov 28, 2020 at 23:57

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