Zola init failed - Permission denied (os error 13)

I installed Zola using snap install --edge zola on Ubuntu 22.04.

I got this error when I tried to run zola init:

$ pwd
$ ls -la
drwxrwxr-x  2 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Jun 19 10:28 ./
drwxr-xr-x 44 ubuntu ubuntu 4096 Jun 19 10:28 ../
$ zola init
Failed to create the project
Error: Could not read `.` because of error: Permission denied (os error 13)


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Possible solution below.

I have the exact same issue and I can’t find a way to fix it.

zola serve also gives the same error.
I’ve changed the permissions of the files and folder but nothing…

Edit 1: You’ve probably installed zola using snap like me and trying to run it in a directory outside of / or /home (see Permission denied error when running apps installed as snap packages - Ubuntu 17.04 - Ask Ubuntu ).
Remove the snap and install zola using .deb package.