Question

Can I delete the 'snap' folder?

I am trying to save space on my Ubuntu 20.04 droplet, and I have noticed a folder called “snap” which takes a lot of disk space. I do not remember that I ever used a program called “snap”. Can I safely delete this folder?


Submit an answer

This textbox defaults to using Markdown to format your answer.

You can type !ref in this text area to quickly search our full set of tutorials, documentation & marketplace offerings and insert the link!

Sign In or Sign Up to Answer

These answers are provided by our Community. If you find them useful, show some love by clicking the heart. If you run into issues leave a comment, or add your own answer to help others.

Hi there,

I believe that the directory should not be deleted manually. What you could try is to purge old versions of the installed snaps.

Here is a quick script that you could run to do that:

#!/bin/bash

# Removes old revisions of snaps
# CLOSE ALL SNAPS BEFORE RUNNING THIS

set -eu
snap list --all | awk '/disabled/{print $1, $3}' |
    while read snapname revision; do
        snap remove "$snapname" --revision="$revision"
    done

Hope that this helps!

Best,

Bobby