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How do I access the command line

    On Windows 7:
  1. Close SpiderOak
  2. Start a command prompt window by opening Start, then typing 'Run' in the Search bar.
  3. Open Run, then type 'cmd.exe'. This will launch the command prompt window.
    On all other versions of Windows:
  1. Close SpiderOak
  2. Start a command prompt window by opening Start, then Run, and typing 'cmd.exe'. This will launch the command prompt window.
    On Mac:
  1. Completely close SpiderOak, and be sure that all SpiderOak processes have closed correctly.
  2. Open Applications
  3. Open the Utilities folder.
  4. From here, open the 'Terminal'. This will launch the command prompt window.
    On Linux: Start any terminal program such as Xterm, gnome-terminal, or Konsole.
  1. Paths to the executable
  2. These are the default locations for each system:
  3. On Mac OS X: /Applications/SpiderOak.app/Contents/MacOS/SpiderOak
  4. On Ubuntu: /usr/bin/SpiderOak
  5. On Windows: C:\Program Files\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe
    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:
  1. Mac: /Applications/SpiderOak.app/Contents/MacOS/SpiderOak --repair
  2. Windows 7: c:\"Program Files (x86)"\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe --repair
  3. Other versions of Windows: c:\Progra~1\SpiderOak\SpiderOak.exe --repair
  4. Linux: /usr/bin/SpiderOak --repair

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