Command 'mongo' not found, did you mean: command 'mono' from deb mono-runtime (

I successfully installed mongodb from the given instructions on this site server also started successfully with the response :

● mongod.service - MongoDB Database Server
     Loaded: loaded (/lib/systemd/system/mongod.service; enabled; vendor preset>
     Active: active (running) since Mon 2022-09-26 14:23:31 IST; 1min 59s ago
   Main PID: 2155 (mongod)
     Memory: 230.6M
        CPU: 1.252s
     CGroup: /system.slice/mongod.service
             └─2155 /usr/bin/mongod --config /etc/mongod.conf

Then I’m tryomg to open mongo shell with the command ‘mongo’ but it showing:

Command 'mongo' not found, did you mean:
  command 'mono' from deb mono-runtime (
Try: sudo apt install <deb name>

Why? I searched a lot for this but I didn’t get the solution please help.

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Try mongosh to open shell in the latest versions of mongoDb. After starting mongodb server with mongo you have to run mongosh command to open mongodb shell it will open the shell in


db by default you can change it with using use <dbName> command.

Hi there,

It seems like you’ve only installed the MongoDB server and not the client CLI.

For Ubuntu, you can do that with:

sudo apt install mongodb-org-shell

Then the mongo command should be available as normal.

Let me know how it goes!



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