Show root folder in file tree


Hi I want to access the / folder in ubuntu server so I could edit files in /var/ or /etc/


Open a terminal, type c9 open /, and hit enter. In my experience, this just sits there, probably because it’s loading so many files, but if you wait long enough, it should finish, and display the folder in the “Favorites” section.


there is no way to display / in the tree, but there is a workaround, which should help with editing some files occasionally


Is there any intention to add this functionality? It’s an incredibly useful feature, and I can’t fathom how/why one should use c9 if we can’t even edit files not in the project directory.