How do I access the command line?

How you access the command line depends upon your operating system.

On Windows 7

Completely close SpiderOak, and be sure that all SpiderOak processes have closed correctly.

Start a command prompt window by opening Start, then typing "Run" in the Search bar. Open Run, then type cmd.exe. This will launch the command prompt window.

Other versions of Windows

Completely close SpiderOak, and be sure that all SpiderOak processes have closed correctly. Start a command prompt window by opening Start, then Run, and typing cmd.exe. This will launch the command prompt window.

On Mac

Completely close SpiderOak, and be sure that all SpiderOak processes have closed correctly.

Open Applications, then the Utilities folder. From here, open the 'Terminal'. This will launch the terminal window.

On Linux

Completely close SpiderOak, and be sure that all SpiderOak processes have closed correctly.

Start any terminal program such as Xterm, gnome-terminal, or Konsole.

Paths to the executable

On Windows: "C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe"

On Mac OS X: /Applications/SpiderOak.app/Contents/MacOS/SpiderOak

On Linux: /usr/bin/SpiderOak. /usr/bin is in most users' paths, so it usually unnecessary to specify the path.

In order to run a specific command, copy and paste the path to the executable in the command prompt window followed by a space and then the command. For example, this is how the --repair command will look on each platform:

Windows: "C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe --repair

Mac: /Applications/SpiderOak.app/Contents/MacOS/SpiderOak --repair

Linux: SpiderOak --repair