Containers are essentially your personal Linux machine. Coder gives you root access so you can install whatever you want. Anything which can be installed on a Linux machine can be installed on your container. You can access the command line for your machine from the containers page, or by opening up a terminal window in Coder’s server-powered VSCode.
Reset your container
If you want to reset your container to its base image (Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS) you can do so from the containers page:
CAUTION: Resetting your container will remove any existing dependencies and configurations
- Turn off your container
- Confirm the reset when prompted
- As a user you will always have root level permissions. This means that you will never have to prefix your commands with
- If you want to restore your OS to factory state you can visit the containers page and click the reset button