Please support "snap show"

Bug #1618648 reported by Seth Arnold
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
snapd (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I keep running "snap search" to find snap packages to install -- nearly twenty years of Debian and Ubuntu combined have taught me 'search' is the verb to use when trying to find a package.

Please add support for "snap search" as an alias for "snap find".


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04
Package: snapd 2.11+0.16.04
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 4.4.0-22.40-generic 4.4.8
Uname: Linux 4.4.0-22-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.20.1-0ubuntu2.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Tue Aug 30 23:08:29 2016
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: snapd
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)

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Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :
Changed in snapd (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: New → Triaged
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dinamic (dinamic6661) wrote :

same with "refresh"/"update"

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Doug McMahon (mc3man) wrote :

What's the point of an alias when snap find isn't enabled??

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Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :

Doug, what do you mean? one works and the other doesn't:

$ snap search foo
error: Unknown command `search'. Please specify one command of: abort, ack, buy, change, changes, connect, create-user, disable, disconnect, download, enable, find, get, help, install, interfaces, known, list, login, logout, refresh, remove, revert, run, set or try
$ snap find foo
Name Version Developer Notes Summary
foobar21 2.1 testuser - This is a test snap
kicad-snap 4.0.4-snap1 eldar - Electronic schematic and PCB design software
zile-tealeg 2.4.11 tealeg - GNU Zile


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Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :

Yay it looks like this was addressed some time in the last six years:

[sarnold:~] $ snap version
snap 2.56.2
snapd 2.56.2
series 16
ubuntu 20.04
kernel 5.4.0-120-generic
[sarnold:~] $ snap search foo
Name Version Publisher Notes Summary
foobar2000 1.6.11 mmtrt - foobar2000 is an advanced freeware audio player.
foobillard-plus 3.43.0 stanmichals - Billard game simulator
foobar-tbrandon 0.1 tbrandon - Foobar foobared foobaring foobar
footie 0.14 popey - football-cli
auto-cpufreq 1.9.5 fooctrl - Automatic CPU speed & power optimizer for Linux
retroarch 1.10.3 libretro - RetroArch is the official reference frontend for the libretro API.
chronoburn 2.3.7 cancian - A real-time calorie counter that simulates the human metabolism

Changed in snapd (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
summary: - Please support "snap search"
+ Please support "snap show"
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Seth Arnold (seth-arnold) wrote :

Ah I got ahead of myself:

[sarnold:~] $ snap show foobar2000
error: unknown command "show", see 'snap help'.

One of the common commands works, the other doesn't.

Changed in snapd (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Released → New
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