I'm lost in my folder structure...oops

Hey there, embarrassing moment but I seem to have gotten lost in my file structure as everything looks different suddenly and I’m not sure what changed. Connecting in to the console on DigitalOcean I am dropped into what i thought was the default location where discourse was alongside “launcher” and all that, but doing a dir I get a set of files I’m not familiar with. I thought maybe backing out to /var/ would give me a /var/discourse, but I don’t have that. So I’m at a total loss where everything has moved to. I’m not sure how to communicate to you what I’m seeing…


shouldn’t the standard install location be /var/discourse? And there I should be able to do ./launcher commands? Where should I be?

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It looks like you could be inside the docker container. Try running exit, and you should end up back on the host machine.


Holy butts, you sir are a wizard. That was it, thank you. I am not sure how I ended up in that state.


The most likely way is if you ran

./launcher enter app

There are some situations where it is useful, but it can certainly be confusing if you aren’t expecting it! :wink:


that certainly sounds like something I might have accidentally done at one point. I was on a quest to just reboot my discourse instance so was trying to do a ./launcher stop app and ./launcher start app to achieve that

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Random tidbit of advice: ./launcher restart app will let you do that in one command.


I found some half-related thread somewhere and the user said it didn’t work, so I went for the 2-step method but I will note that for next time and try it myself. It was likely old info, I didn’t note the timestamps on that post.

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Are you related to… George?


The real kicker here is the actor’s name is Jason Alexander, character George Costanza, so you can Frankenstein me together into Jason Alexander George Costanza which a guy in high school used to call me every time he said my name


That is legitimately hilarious :rofl:

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