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SSH Access


CLI Command examples on this page are always provided without the --application (shorthand -A) argument, assuming you’re running these commands in a connected folder (at creation or using the dotcloud connect command). For more details on connected folders, see Migrating to the CLI 0.9.

How to SSH to a Service

You can SSH to any service by running the dotcloud run command like so:

dotcloud run www

For scaled services dotcloud run connects to the first instance but you can connect to a specific instance by appending its number:

dotcloud run www.1

The first instance is .0.

How to Run a Single Command

You can run a single command in a service with the dotcloud run command:

dotcloud run www -- ls -la

Like for ssh you can append the instance number to run a command on a specific instance.


Note the double-dash after the service name. This will make sure that any extra dash-argument will be passed as is to the service, instead of being interpreted by the CLI.