Snapping Neovim

Andreas Hasenack andreas at
Fri Aug 26 16:53:43 UTC 2016

Can you change neovim to look for these dot files elsewhere, like
$SNAP_USER_DATA (if I didn't typoed the var name)?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 1:19 PM, 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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