Access the Terminal

Cloudera Machine Learning provides full terminal access to running engines from the web console. This topic show you how to access the Terminal from a running Workbench session.

You can use the terminal to move files around, run Git commands, access the YARN and Hadoop CLIs, or install libraries that cannot be installed directly from the engine. To access the Terminal from a running session, click Terminal Access above the session log pane.

The terminal's default working directory is /home/cdsw, which is where all your project files are stored. Any modifications you make to this folder will persist across runs, while modifications to other folders are discarded.

If you are using Kerberos authentication, you can run klist to see your Kerberos principal. If you run hdfs dfs -ls you will see the files stored in your HDFS home directory.

Note that the terminal does not provide root or sudo access to the container. To install packages that require root access, see Customized Engine Images.