"snap" command gives no way to display current config

Command “snap” has set/unset for config settings, but no way to display current settings. Please add a way.

$ snap --version
snap    2.45.1+20.04
snapd   2.45.1+20.04
series  16
ubuntu  20.04
kernel  5.4.0-40-generic

if i do (on my laptop):

$ sudo snap get system
Key           Value
experimental  {...}
seed          {...}
snapshots     {...}

it returns the set keys …
doing the same on an Ubuntu Core image (pi4):

$ snap get system
Key        Value
pi-config  {...}
proxy      {...}
seed       {...}

was that what you were missing ?

$ sudo snap get system
Key           Value
experimental  {...}
refresh       {...}
seed          {...}
$ sudo snap get system refresh
Key            Value
refresh.hold   2020-07-26T12:12:01+01:00
refresh.timer  sun,12:00

Works for me.

Ah, an undocumented (in the man page) keyword “system”. Nice. Could we get this into the man page, please ?

that would probably result in a rather large manpage …

Just document that the word “system” can be used in place of the name of a snap, for “get”. No need to document all the config keywords there, maybe link to a document somewhere, so people will know what can be set through “set”.

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Perhaps @degville can take a look at this request? I’m not sure where the source for our man pages comes from actually, I have only ever modified the online docs and the --help messages for commands.

Yep, happy to add this to the docs/look into add into to our man page (I’ve not looked into this either). I agree system is something we should probably expose to help easy retrieval of settings.