Apps: the equivalent of "heroku run bash -a <app_name>"


I was wondering if there’s something similar in DO Apps that would allow me to get into the server and run a bash script or command against the code in the server.

Thank you

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Bobby Iliev
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May 6, 2023

Hey @marioangler,

The DigitalOcean App Platform does not provide a direct equivalent to the Heroku “run” command that allows you to open a shell in a running container to execute commands or scripts. The App Platform is designed to simplify deployment and management of web applications, and it abstracts away many of the underlying infrastructure details.

You can still use the DigitalOcean App Platform to connect to your running apps and execute shell commands:

The best thing to do to get your voice heard regarding this would be to head over to our Product Ideas board and post a new idea, including as much information as possible for what you’d like to see implemented.

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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