[tahoe-dev] How to use non-default NODEDIR with Tahoe CLI?

Brian Warner warner-tahoe at allmydata.com
Tue Feb 3 03:05:30 UTC 2009

[oops, let's see if I can actually type something before hitting Send
this time..]

On Tue, 3 Feb 2009 13:44:12 +1100
Andrej Falout <andrej at falout.org> wrote:

> Thanks Brian,
> does not seem to work here:
> andrej at polar:~> tahoe ls --node-directory ~/.tahoe-allmydata.com

> line 137, in get_alias
>     return aliases[default], path
> KeyError: 'tahoe'

Ah, we should probably improve that error message. What happened is that you
told Tahoe to list your "default alias" (i.e. your "tahoe:" alias), but did
first tell it what that alias is supposed to point to. The aliases file lives
in the node-directory. So you were probably expecting this command to list
the directory that is referenced by e.g.:

 grep "tahoe:" ~/.tahoe/private/aliases

but you don't yet have a ~/.tahoe-allmydata.com/private/aliases file, or that
file doesn't have a "tahoe:" line in it.

See the "tahoe create-alias" command for a quick way to create a new
directory and record it in the private/aliases file, or "tahoe set-alias" and
"tahoe list-aliases" to manipulate that file (or simply edit private/aliases

If you know the dircap's URI, you can use that explicitly, instead of using
an alias:

 tahoe ls --node-directory ~/.tahoe-allmydata.com URI:DIR2:....

hope that helps,

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