Thanks for the information.
If I’m understanding correctly, I need a snap for everything I want to do, right?
The sup-autossh looks like it will be useful but, at present, I can’t get it to work; my normal autossh command is failing and I can’t see why. When I add -V, it echoes “autossh 1.4e” to stdout and quits - but this probably isn’t the place to discuss individual snaps.
The classic mode snap looks very useful thank you, also the console-conf.
Strange that you say dpkg or apt has never been on Ubuntu Core. This https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gxg2r-BmvrQ is where I saw that but, as he says in the video, it’s not around now.
I use wget to pull something every hour, as you say SCP will do that. I normally put this command in a crontab to run hourly, but I’ve just failed at that too! When saving the crontab I get:
/var/spool/cron/: mkstemp: Read-only file system
crontab: edits left in /tmp/crontab.hEQqDj/crontab
I think there’s something fundamental I’m just not ‘getting’. At present I don’t know if it’s specific to snappy-core or snaps in general.