How do I edit my "/containers/app.yml file" from the root@digitialoceandropletname ssh workspace?

I installed discourse through DigitalOcean with the instructions here

The instructions read:

If you need to change or fix these settings after bootstrapping, edit your /containers/app.yml file

I am at the command prompt and logged into the ssh workspace


Can someone please explain how I open the “/containers/app.yml file” file to edit it?

This should work:

cd /var/discourse
nano containers/app.yml

This just gives me a black screen. How do I access the text file to make changes?

Hmm…is the file not there?

What do you get when you run:

cd /var/discourse/containers
ls -la

Also, just to check, when you ran the commands in my previous post, you didn’t put a slash in front of containers, right?

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thanks this works after i started over with a fresh install from a fresh droplet. it wasn’t working previously thanks.

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You can use one of the templates from the templates folder. For example if you would like to run a stand alone server just use the standalone.yml file.


cp /var/discourse/samples/standalone.yml /var/discourse/containers/app.yml

In there you can make the necessary changes.