I have trouble in copy and pasting the commands from the e-book into the PUTTY commands. I have come to chapter 6.2. It is not always clear to me where spaces and returns are needed. How can I see when what is needed?
I managed to install the influxdb. Further I noticed than an “&” in the organisation name gives trouble with creating the influx-config on page 234. I renamed the organisationname. Have to restart a part I think.
What are exactly the issues you’re facing?
Are the commands broken when you paste them? Or are you having issues editing the commands when you need to insert your details?
Editing the commands to insert the details is not the issue. That is very clear written down.
Yes the commands are broken when you past them. As an example p234:
“influx config create –config-name influx-config –host-url
http://YOUR_RASPBERRY_PI_IP_ADDRESS:8086 –org <your-org> —
token <your-auth-token> –active”
In general the command is one long line with no <CR> or <NL>, that is clear to me. SO I have to take them out after copying.
Between first and second line”–host-url” and “http” there is a space needed, but between second and third line”–” and “token” no space should be typed.
It would be easier if you could say that after each line a space is needed. But that is not always true.
That doesn’t happen to me. If I copy the command and paste it on a notepad, which is convenient if you want to edit the command, the command is one line long without breaks as it should.
However, it might behave differently on your computer.
We tried to edit the PDF in a way that if you copy the commands they won’t be broken. But we’ve tested it on our computers, which might differ from others.
You can always reach out if you have a doubt about the commands and I can send you a .txt file with the commands if you need.
I tried opening the e-book in an other pdf-reader. That solved the problem. I can from that pdf-reader (adobe acrobat) copy and past the commands without the problems. I used Foxit pdf reader, and that one gives the problems.
Thanks for the responses. It will make the coming chapters easier to follow.