Use your own IDE
You can use your own machine to connect to your VMs and edit your files using your favorite local tools by using kd tool.
Please note that to install kd:
- sudo permission on your local machine is required
- works only on OSX and Linux
- kd is currently in beta
Step 1: Get the kd install command
Click on STACKS from the left side bar to open your Dashboard, and go to Koding Utilities
Step 2: Copy the command and paste it into your local machine
Click Select and copy the kd install command
paste in terminal & run..
[email protected]:~ $ curl -sL https://kodi.ng/d/kd | bash -s 901f9a44 Hello, this is the Koding application (kd) installer. This installer requires sudo permissions, please input password if prompted... Password: Downloading kd... % Total % Received % Xferd Average Speed Time Time Time Current Dload Upload Total Spent Left Speed 100 11.0M 100 11.0M 0 0 160k 0 0:01:10 0:01:10 --:--:-- 242k Created /usr/local/bin/kd Downloading... Created /opt/kite/klient/klient Authenticating you to the KD Daemon Authenticated successfully Created /etc/kite/kite.key Verifying installation... Successfully installed and started the KD Daemon! Success! kd has been successfully installed. Please run the following command for more information: kd -h [email protected]:~ $
Step 3: Mount your VM to local folder
kd list and
kd mount to mount your machine to a local folder
kd list to view all your Koding cloud VMs:
[email protected]:~ $ kd list TEAM LABEL IP ALIAS MOUNTED PATHS 1. bloom example_1 188.8.131.52 grape
kd mount to mount your cloud VM to a local folder and start editing your files using your favorite local editors. You can use the ALIAS name to mount your VM:
You have now mounted the cloud VM on a local folder called ‘grape’. You can use to mount you VM on any folder name. All changes within your mounted folder will actually occur on your cloud VM. Here’s a quick walkthrough of how you can use kd to edit your cloud VM files
Congratulations, you are done! You now know how to use kd to mount your VM on a local folder and start using your favorite editor. All your edits will be saved on your cloud machine(s).
See more information about KD here