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OCI Cloud Shell Frequently Asked Questions - OCI Cloud Shell (Doc ID 2736099.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 02, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Shell
Information in this document applies to any platform.


This document provides frequently asked questions and answers for Cloud Shell. 

Questions and Answers

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Questions and Answers
 Since these commands are not supported, how can I delete history?
 Why am I unable to find custom-installed software packages outside my $HOME directory?
 Why is my connection slow?
 Which browsers are supported?
 Why do I see "An unexpected error occurred" when I try to start Cloud Shell from the Console?
 Why does Ping not work?
 How do I start Cloud Shell from console?
 How do I exit from Cloud Shell?
 How do I restart a Cloud Shell instance?
 How do I make my Cloud Shell terminal full-screen?
 How long is my Cloud Shell instance kept active after being inactive?
 What is my VM retention time?
 Can I connect (e.g. ssh) to instances (or other resources) in my tenancy from Cloud Shell?
 Can I install my own binaries in Cloud Shell?
 Does my user have superuser, or sudo privileges in Cloud Shell?
 How can I change my OCI CLI region?
 Can I launch a Cloud Shell in any region?
 How do I confirm which region the Cloud Shell instance is executing in?
 Why does the Console's Limits and Quota page show zero Cloud Shell Usage when actual usage has been recorded?
 Can I change the Cloud Shell time out?
 How do I configure sqlldr ?
 Why do CTRL + C and CTRL + V not work for Windows machine?
 Is my history file saved after I terminate or exit Cloud Shell? 
 Is Cloud Shell available in government regions?
 The bash prompt doesn't show up in cloud-shell and it's hanged indefinitely.
 How do I get the list of supported commands in Cloud Shell?
 How do I make Python execute Python 3 or Python 2?
 How do I use Python 3 in the Cloud Shell?
 How do I run a Docker container within the Cloud Shell and leverage the Delegation Token?
 Can I upload download a directoryusing the Cloud Shell file transfer feature?
 How many uploads and downloads can happen simultaneously in a single Cloud Shell terminal?
 Are p retained for files downloaded from a Cloud Shell?
 What is the limit for each upload/download file size?

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