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?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #2

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?

(Joshua Rosenfeld) #4

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?


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