limactl shell

Execute shell in Lima


Execute shell in Lima

lima command is provided as an alias for limactl shell $LIMA_INSTANCE. $LIMA_INSTANCE defaults to “default”.

By default, the first ‘ssh’ executable found in the host’s PATH is used to connect to the Lima instance. A custom ssh alias can be used instead by setting the $SSH environment variable.

Hint: try –debug to show the detailed logs, if it seems hanging (mostly due to some SSH issue).

limactl shell [flags] INSTANCE [COMMAND...]


  -h, --help             help for shell
      --shell string     shell interpreter, e.g. /bin/bash
      --workdir string   working directory

Options inherited from parent commands

      --debug              debug mode
      --log-level string   Set the logging level [trace, debug, info, warn, error]
      --tty                Enable TUI interactions such as opening an editor. Defaults to true when stdout is a terminal. Set to false for automation.


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