i’m a newbie - when I’m in the console, it tried several commands to view directories, even tried pwd, nothing displays after my commands, but I can start and stop node-red, what i’m I doing wrong? Please go easy on me, I’m trying to learn.

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Hi @davida9d0778e87de4a958cc11,

Glad to hear you are trying on this path and wanting to learn. I’ll recommend you to use your own terminal rather than the console provided from DigitalOcean for your droplet. It’s just much better.

Once you have your own terminal on your computer, you can ssh to your droplet like that

ssh roto@DropletIt

Then, your commands will work. If you however need some guidance and tutorials on how to work with them, I’ll recommend watching a few videos/courses about it. The best way to start is watching LPIC 1.

Regards,
KDSys

so the console does not work with line commands?

  • Hi,

    The Droplet console provides out-of-band access and is available regardless of your network settings. It emulates the access you would have if you were sitting down with a keyboard and monitor attached to the actual server. You can use this feature to log in and revert bad settings to regain normal access.

    You will usually use the console as a last resort option in order to access your droplet.

    Hope that this helps!
    Regards,
    Alex

Hello, all

The Droplet web console provides out-of-band access and is available regardless of your network settings. It emulates the access you would have if you were sitting down with a keyboard and monitor attached to the actual server. You can use this feature to log in and revert bad settings to regain normal access.

You can check our official docs for the console here:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/resources/console/

You will usually use the console if you can’t access your droplet using ssh via a ssh client and it’s usually the last resort option when it comes to troubleshooting.

You can also check our docs on How to Connect to Droplets with SSH:

https://www.digitalocean.com/docs/droplets/how-to/connect-with-ssh/

There are two options at the bottom of the doc:
Connect with OpenSSH
and
Connect with PuTTY

Hope that this helps!
Regards,
Alex

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