Snapping Neovim

Matthew Williams matthew.williams at
Fri Aug 26 16:19:11 UTC 2016

Hey folks,

So I decided to have a go at snapping neovim (

Getting it going with devmode was easy - I loved not having to mess around
with confinement while getting the rest of the snap working, that's a great

My problem now is what kind of thing I should be doing for classes of
application like this when confinement is strict.  As you can see from the
above yaml I've added the home part which means I can read and write files
in home. But for things like configuration files neovim looks in hidden
files and directories, and as a user you want to be able to edit these
files, and indeed any file on disk. But this doesn't fit the confinement
model very well.

I was wondering if anyone on the list had a good suggestion for what I
should be doing?


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