Snapping Neovim

Andrew McDermott andrew.mcdermott at
Fri Aug 26 16:30:17 UTC 2016


I'm interested in accessing dotfiles in $HOME too.

I tried to snap some KVM MAAS scripts[0] but ran into issues because I
couldn't read .maascli.db.


On 26 August 2016 at 17:19, Matthew Williams <matthew.williams at
> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> So I decided to have a go at snapping neovim (
> neovim/blob/01-snapcraft/snapcraft.yaml)
> 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
> feature.
> 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?
> Thanks
> Matty
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