I already know about "sudo snap find", but this doesn´t show all snap packages. Output:

 ~ $ sudo snap find
Name                              Version                       Developer            Notes  Summary
ag-mcphail                        1.0.1                         njmcphail            -      The Silver Searcher - mcphail's build and upstream git version
archaeopteryx                     2                             redmar               -      Visualization, Analysis, and Editing of Phylogenetic Trees
balloon-pop                       1.0                           1bsyl                -      balloon popper game & puzzle
blender-tpaw                      2.77a                         tpaw                 -      Blender is the free and open source 3D creation suite.
bubble-pop                        1.0                           1bsyl                -      bubble popper game & puzzle.
cactpot-solver                    1.1                           cyborgcentral        -      A tool for finding the best mini-cactpot card choices
champ                             0.0.1~git                     si-dz0ny             -      Plex 2nd screen player
checkbox-snappy                   0.9~s16                       ce-certification-qa  -      Testing tool for Snappy Ubuntu Core (best installed with --devmode for the moment)
ci-dice                           0.1                           beisner              -      Console dice roller tool for CI pass/fail simulation
cla-check                         0.1                           kyrofa               -      Check if Canonical's Contributor License Agreement has been signed
click-parser                      3.0.5                         bhdouglass           -      Extract data from Ubuntu's click & snap packages
conjure-up                                     adam-stokes          -      Package runtime for conjure-up spells
connect4                          1.0                           1bsyl                -      4 in a Line/Row game
cpustat                           0.01.27-20160726-227-77e2615  cking-kernel-tools   -      periodic cpu utilization statistics
darktable-kyrofa                  2.0.5snap1                    kyrofa               -      Virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers
dash-shell                        0.5.9                         anthonywong          -      POSIX-compliant shell
deadbeef-vs                       0.7.2-snap1                   vs                   -      The Ultimate Music Player
demo-amd64                        1.1                           woodrow              -      AMD64 generic package
demo-wget                         1.17.1                        woodrow              -      retrieves files from the web
dragonboard                       16.04-0.3                     canonical            -      Dragonbaord support package
dstat-jamiebennett                0.7.3                         jamiebennett         -      Dstat is a versatile replacement for vmstat, iostat, mpstat, netstat and ifstat.
electrum-tpaw                     2.6.4-tpaw3                   tpaw                 -      Lightweight Bitcoin Client
explode-bricks                    1.1                           1bsyl                -      very Simple Bricks game
fiemap                            0.0.1                         cking-kernel-tools   -      file extent dumping tool
freecell-solitaire                1.0                           1bsyl                -      FreeCell Solitaire, card game
game-2048                         1                             dholbach             -      2048 puzzle game
go16-lbo                          1.6.3                         lbo                  -      Go programming language compiler
gtwang-demo                       1.0                           gtwang               -      G.T.Wang demo application.
hello-bluet                       0.1                           bluet                -      Qt Hello World example
hello-gabriell                    0.1                           gabriell             -      Qt Hello World example
hello-sergiusens                  1.0                           sergiusens           -      hello world example
hello-stgraber                    2.10                          stgraber             -      GNU Hello, the "hello world" snap
ipython-example                   5.0.0                         frankban             -      Enhanced interactive Python shell
ivoks-vim                         7.4                           ivoks                -      ivoks's VIM
jtiledownloader                   0.6.1-1                       ogra                 -      Download OSM maps
juju-nskaggs                      2.0-beta13                    nskaggs              -      juju client
kernelscan                        0.0.1                         cking-kernel-tools   -      fast kernel source error message scanner
kt                                1.0                           bjf                  -      Ubuntu Kernel Team Tools
laidout                           0.096.1-2                     ogra                 -      Desktop Publishing
liteide-tpaw                      x30.2-tpaw1                   tpaw                 -      LiteIDE is a simple, open source, cross-platform Go IDE.
livetuner                         0.1                           cyborgcentral        -      a GUI for livestreamer
mahjong-game                      1.0                           1bsyl                -      Mahjong game, a one-player game. Based on SDL2
minesweeper                       1.0                           1bsyl                -      Minesweeper game
miniterm-joc                      1                             jocave               -      pySerial miniterm in a snap
modem-manager                     1.4.0-1                       canonical            -      ModemManager is a service which controls mobile broadband
mongo22                           2.2.7                         niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mongo24                           2.4.14                        niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mongo26                           2.6.12                        niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mongo30                           3.0.12                        niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mongo32                           3.2.7                         niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mongo33                           3.3.9                         niemeyer             -      MongoDB document-oriented database
mup-accounts                      2016.07.01                    niemeyer             -      mup IRC and Telegram bot - account connection side
mup-plugins                       2016.07.05                    niemeyer             -      mup IRC and Telegram bot - plugins side
neovim-kalikiana                  0.1.4                         kalikiana            -      Vim-fork focused on extensibility and agility.
nethack                           3.4.2-2                       ogra                 -      The popular nethack console adventure
nitrokey-app                      0.4snap1                      nitrokey             -      Nitrokey Application
ntpserver                         0.1                           cargonza             -      ntp server snap app
osddm                                  vs                   -      Oracle SQL Developer Data Modeler
overlay                           0.1                           kyrofa               -      Tools for assisting with debugging read-only squashfs snaps via overlayfs
packageproxy                      0.1                           ogra                 -      approx based package proxy running on port 9999
pc                                16.04-0.2                     canonical            -      AMD64 generic package
pc-kernel                         4.4.0-31                      canonical            -      The canonical generic amd64 kernel
podpublish                        20160610+git5ddfa04-1         flexiondotorg        -      A tool for encoding and publishing podcast content and assets
polonium                          v0.5.1                        rgrannell1           -      Polonium is a stateless password manager based on PBKDF2.
qownnotes                         16.08.0                       pbek                 -      Plain-text file notepad with markdown support and ownCloud integration
readtsc                           0.0.1                         cking-kernel-tools   -      Intel x86 Time Stamp Counter read
reversu                           1.0                           1bsyl                -      ReversU is strategy board game with black & white tokens
robomongo                         0.9.0-rc9                     frankban             -      MongoDB management tool
rpgdiceroller                     1.7                           quality-mix          -      A dice roller with simple GUI
rpgen                             v0.1.0                        rgrannell1           -      compile multiple scripts into a single cloud-init friendly script
serial-vault                      0.7                           james                -      Serial Vault Service
simple-cprov                      0.4                           cprov                -      This is a test snap
snapstore-example                 0.3                           noise                -      Minimalist example snap store
so-hello-world                    0.2                           shadowen             -      the old classic
solitaire                         1.0                           1bsyl                -      usual Solitaire card game, as known as Patience or Klondike
speed-test                                     bartaz               -      Test your internet connection speed and ping using speedtest.net from the CLI
spider-solitaire                  1.0                           1bsyl                -      Spider Solitaire card game
sudoku-game                       1.0                           1bsyl                -      Sudoku 9x9 game
taskwarrior-plars                 2.5.1-1                       pwlars               -      feature-rich console based todo list manager
teatime                           16.07                         paroj                -      Simple egg timer application for the Unity Desktop
test-snapd-cups-control-consumer  1.0                           canonical            -      Basic cups-control consumer snap
test-snapd-fuse-consumer          1.0                           canonical            -      Basic fuse consumer snap
test-snapd-tools                  1.0                           canonical            -      Tools for testing the snapd application
tftp-hpa-jhobbs                   0                             jason-hobbs          -      Trivial File Transfer Protocol Client
torgo                             1.3.0                         tros                 -      A Logo interpreter written in Java.
tuxguitar-vs                      1.3.2-snap2                   vs                   -      TuxGuitar
u1test20160725                    1.0                           u1test20160720       -      Simple dd like tool
u1test20160920                    0.1                           u1test201607192      -      Summary of the most simple snap
uappexplorer-cli                  1.0.0                         bhdouglass           -      Browse uApp Explorer right for the command line!
uname-a                           1.0                           hungnhp              -      The test "uname -a" snap
unofficial-hexchat                2.12.1                        diddledan            -      HexChat IRC Client
upnp-server                       0.1.0                         ogra                 -      upload files with WebDAV and serve them via DLNA/UPnP
vlc                               daily                         videolan             -      The ultimate media player
vuze-vs                                  vs                   -      Vuze is a powerful, open source, bittorrent client.
wallpaperdownloader               2.0                           egarcia              -      Download and manage your favorite wallpapers from the Internet
x86latency-test                   0.0.1                         cking-kernel-tools   -      Intel x86 kernel timer latency test
x86rdrand-benchmark               0.0.1                         cking-kernel-tools   -      Intel x86 rdrand CPU benchmark
xcape-lbo                         7fca364                       lbo                  -      Modify keys to act as other keys
xkcdpass-codersquid               0.1                           codersquid           -      Generate secure multiword passwords/passphrases, inspired by XKCD
xlsx                              git                           tealeg               -      Convert microsoft XLSX files into CSV files.


  1. I can install a snap package called "libreoffice", but it isn´t listed by this command: "sudo snap find"

  2. There is a package called "telegram-sergiusens", also installable, but not listed.

How can i list ALL packages?

  • uappexplorer-cli doesn't appear to support a proxy, it doesn't read the system or environment settings for a proxy. Commented Apr 16, 2018 at 16:31

5 Answers 5


Note that sudo isn't necessary. snap find and snap install will work just fine without it.

snap find only shows promoted and public snaps in the stable channel. By curating snaps in this way, users can expect a degree of quality when using snap find for app discovery.

If you'd like to know all the snaps that exist, try uappexplorer:

$ snap install uappexplorer-cli
$ uappexplorer-cli --type snap
│ App                │ Description               │ Type          │ ❤    │ ★    │
│ test-snapd-cups-c… │ A basic snap declaring a… │ Snap          │ 0    │ 0    │
│ test-snapd-fuse-c… │ A basic snap declaring a… │ Snap          │ 0    │ 0    │
│ lcavassa-iperf     │ A TCP, UDP, and SCTP net… │ Snap          │ 0    │ 0    │
│ deadbeef-vs        │ The Ultimate Music Playe… │ Snap          │ 0    │ 0    │
  • Really ? # snap install ohmygiraffe error: access denied (try with sudo)
    – Laurent
    Commented Feb 2, 2017 at 3:10
  • Once you "snap login" sudo is no longer required.
    – popey
    Commented Mar 14, 2017 at 12:10
  • 1
    This does not work. It does not show all snaps.
    – Patola
    Commented Dec 31, 2017 at 15:08
  • 1
    As today it does not work on Ubuntu Xenial desktop amd64. Where I/we can report bug about that?
    – N0rbert
    Commented Feb 10, 2018 at 11:19
  • Who says that snap install works without sudo?
    – Timo
    Commented Nov 11, 2020 at 17:48
  1. Install SnapWeb which is a "Beautiful and functional interface for snap management"

    sudo snap install snapweb
  2. Go to http://localhost:4200 using your browser of choice.


  • 1
    This is unrelated, but if you have shellinabox installed it will use the same port.
    – user595510
    Commented Nov 27, 2016 at 15:22

It's not documented, but a list of snaps is kept in the file /var/cache/snapd/names (it contains all known snaps in the stable channel according to Alan Pope). You can inspect that file by hand to see what snaps are available, if you're happy with potentially missing a few that aren't available in the stable channel, and those that aren't in the default snap store.

I think you can also query the store directly by sending a request to https://api.snapcraft.io/api/v1/snaps/names, but it's not clear what the correct values for the required headers are, and it's heavily rate-limited. Further, it appears to return a strict subset of the names available in /var/cache/snapd/names anyway, so you're probably better off just looking at that file.


The suggested command above, shows only a small list of available snaps

~$ uappexplorer-cli --type snap

To Count the lines with snaps of the command above:

~$ uappexplorer-cli --type snap | grep '│' | wc -l

Only 31 Snaps?

I figured out another command, that shows a much bigger list of available snaps

~$ sudo snap find $

But I am not sure if this are really all available snaps

~$ sudo snap find $| wc -l


~$ sudo snap find .| wc -l

or many others like % - , ö ä ü and so on... shows (only) 101 available snaps today 2016-02-14

  • 1
    "$" doesn't work, "%" does
    – Laurent
    Commented Mar 15, 2018 at 0:52
  • In this regard, apt together with dpkg seems to be much better. Is it really necessary to download another tool like uappexplorer or snapweb?
    – Timo
    Commented Nov 11, 2020 at 17:45
  • sudo snap find %| wc -l: 101
    – Timo
    Commented Nov 11, 2020 at 17:46
  1. use Zsh and type the command below followed with the tab key (⇥)
  2. answer with y(es)

you will see all available snap packages (I think)

% sudo snap install tab key (⇥)

zsh: do you wish to see all 4305 possibilities (861 lines)?

^C or select one of them you want to install ...

to see all snap packages beginning with "a"

% sudo snap install a tab key (⇥)

zsh: do you wish to see all 200 possibilities (40 lines)?

Zsh is nice!

  • bash does this too now, FWIW. Commented Jan 25, 2022 at 11:21

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