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What is Snap?

Published on January 19, 2021 · Updated on January 19, 2021
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By Mark Drake
Manager, Developer Education
What is Snap?

Snap is an application packaging and deployment system for Linux-based operating systems. Snap includes powerful sandboxing and security features, such as file system isolation, automatic updates, and integrated dependency management.

Snap applications, known as snaps, can be downloaded and installed using a command-line program, similar to other package management systems like APT or YUM.

For more about snap, you can follow our guide on How To Package and Publish a Snap Application on Ubuntu 18.04.

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