How do I access mongo shell?

So I SSH as root into my droplet’s terminal and I want to access the mongo shell to drop my documents from my mongodb database. How do I got about this?

I tried


and i got

Failed global initialization: BadValue Invalid or no user locale set. Please ensure LANG and/or LC_* environment variables are set correctly.
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At the command prompt:

export LC_ALL=C

and then try again. If that doesn’t work, you may need to edit:


and set


to your preferred settings. As an example:


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