AppImage

Do appimages write any files to the filesystem?

I am looking to run this web browser’s appimage…will it write any files to the filesystem ? How about when the web browser updates itself ?

AppImage does not restrict the application from writing to the filesystem, e.g., to $HOME.

The AppImage itself is read-only by design.

The browser could use something like https://github.com/antony-jr/AppImageUpdaterBridge to update itself.

Updates in AppImage land mean that you get a new AppImage, and the old AppImage stays there in case you don’t like the new version.