I just noticed an empty folder called snap in my user's home directory. What is this folder being used for?


This directory is corresponding to $SNAP_USER_DATA for your snaps. This is where your snaps will be able to write versioned data under your user account. $HOME for your snap will be set to it as well.

You will find there:

  • ~/snaps

    • <snap name>

      • <version 1>

        data for version 1

      • <version 2>

        data for version 2

and so on…

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    CommonMark is four spaces; SE does not use GitHub markdown where backtick fencing is acceptable – cat Jul 6 '16 at 16:38
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    What in the hell is the snap?? – Honza Oct 26 '18 at 17:43

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