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Run Commands

Once your waxdev bash session starts, you can use common commands to interact with your container. For example, to list your container's contents, use the ls command.


The console prints:

bin  boot  dev  etc  home  lib  lib32  lib64  media  mnt  opt  proc  root  run  sbin  srv  sys  tmp  usr  var  wax

The list above includes the wax directory that you shared when you started your waxdev container. You can cd into this directory when you're ready to Create a Smart Contract.


Sharing your local host's folder with your waxdev Docker container allows you to create directories that exist on both your host and the docker container. This makes it easy to build and deploy your smart contracts using Docker.

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Throughout our dApp Development section, we'll list various steps required to run blockchain commands and build your smart contracts. For example:

  1. From the command line, use the cleos command to get blockchain information from the WAX mainnet.
cleos -u https://wax-api-url get info

Check to get an updated API endpoint URL


When you start an interactive bash session, the command line is your Docker container bash prompt:

When you press Enter to run the command, the console prints a JSON response directly in your Docker container: