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This gist will help you install Cloud9 on your local or remote computer, server, or even your raspberry pi. Many people are having issues at the time of this Gist's creation.
Complete installation process:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
sudo apt-get install -y python-software-properties python make build-essential g++ curl libssl-dev apache2-utils git libxml2-dev
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
cd ~
mkdir git
cd ~/git
git clone git://
git clone ~/.nvm
source ~/.nvm/
#install some version of Node you want
nvm install 0.10
#install and start cloud9
cd cloud9
sudo npm install packager
sudo npm install
sudo ~/git/cloud9/bin/
#set up your terminal to use the most
#recent nvm node you have installed by default
gedit ~/.bashrc
#add these lines at the bottom
source ~/.nvm/
nvm use 0
#if you want cloud9 to run every time you start up,
#add this line to the bottom of your .profile or .bash_profile
sudo npm install forever -g
forever --uid cloud9 -a start ~/git/cloud9/server.js -w ~/
you only need to run the once after each install or update from my experience to implement the plugins, but if you get too many errors try running it again. After that you can run right from node or preferably forever.
you can use as the host name to accept all incoming traffic provided it knows the username and password.
node server.js -w ~/git/ -l --username riaEvangelist --password is4MyYsOnly
this will inevitably throw E_NOENT errors and crash but that can be fixed by using forever to recover from that
forever start server.js -w ~/git/ -l --username riaEvangelist --password is4MyYsOnly
The -l paramater is only needed if you want to expose the cloud9 instance to the world via an IP or a hostname.
Also username and password are optional of course.
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RIAEvangelist commented May 27, 2021

Wow, I wish I had known about the activity on this thread. I was in a couple of motorcycle accidents and out of commission for a few years. It is really cool to see that this has been useful to people while I have been away. I hope that if there is any way I can help in the future, the new notifications I am receiving will keep me more abreast of the situation.

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Lashely commented May 30, 2021

what about my question ?

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