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brownadam

Hello Everyone!

I am a High school CS teacher and I am trying to us Repl.it as a replacement for the online IDE Cloud 9 (that amazon now owns and locked down like crazy). So far I have found a way to do everything I need to, and then some, but I am missing a couple of things I need to teach about networking.

Does anyone know how (or if I can even do) the following commands in a repl.it repls? If so, which one if it is possible:
~ ifconfig and ipconfig
~ dig and nslookup
~ ping
~ traceroute and tracepath

Any and all help in this would be great! I have tried a couple different environments but all say the above commands are restricted unless I am the root user.

Thanks!!!

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ash15khng

You can use the command palette (Ctrl+Shift+P) to open the shell (type open shell) and then try using those commands. (I couldn't try them because I don't know what most of them do lol)

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brownadam

@ash15khng
I was able to get ping to work in the open shell, but not the others.

I even tried installing the other packages but was denied permission when attempting too.