Command Line (e.g. Vim)

You can currently copy/paste a simple SSH command to get command line access to your workspace from the Gitpod dashboard.

  1. Visit your workspace list in Gitpod
  2. View a running Gitpod workspace and click the more actions menu
  3. Select “connect via SSH”
  4. Copy paste the selected command
Copy pasting the SSH command from the dashboard
Copy pasting the SSH command from the dashboard

You can also copy/paste your SSH access from the workspace start page, which is shown to users who have selected a desktop IDE or editor as their preference.

Copy pasting the SSH command from the workspace start page
Copy pasting the SSH command from the workspace start page

You will need an existing private key on your machine for the access to work. If needed, you can generate one using ssh-keygen.

Note: Whilst it is possible to access your Gitpod workspaces via the command line using local companion. As the local companion is still in beta the above method is the current preferred approach.

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