Alon Alon - 13 days ago 4x
Bash Question

Cannot open Mongo shell on Ubuntu

I've installed MongoDB on Ununtu 14.

How do I open the its shell?

I followed this:, which told me to run ./bin/mongo in my Mongo installation directory. Afaik the Mongo installation directory in my computer is var/lib/mongodb, but I don't see any "bin" directory in there, just the following files and directories: journal, local.0, local.ns, mongod.lock, storage.bson, _tmp.

Any help will be profoundly appreciated!


The folder you are looking into is not the mongodb installation folder, but where it stores the data.

If you have installed mongodb through package manager, you can do (to make sure mongodb is running):

sudo service mongod start

And then just use the


command, as it should already be on your path

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