How to remove the user-data from a droplet settings?

if you added a script in the user-data, every time you rebuild the droplet even from a new image, it will run. how to remove that script and rebuild the droplet with a clean image only without any scripts?

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hi team is it supported now ? to delete or update user data

There should be a way to edit the user data after a droplet has been created. For example when a rebuild is started, this could be very useful. That way at least we know the ip address and don’t have to edit any DNS stuff.


Unfortunately it is not possible to remove the user-data script of an existing droplet. If you do not have any important data on your droplet, you can just destroy it and create a new droplet.