Site Shell/SSH Connection immediately closes

When using the right click + open site shell option on mac, the terminal will open and run through a series of commands but it only seems to change the working directory to the site path and does not actually open a session

‘/Users/aware/Library/Application Support/Local/ssh-entry/’; exit
Last login: Sat Aug 8 10:12:59 on ttys005
aware@aware-mbp ~ % ‘/Users/aware/Library/Application Support/Local/ssh-entry/’; exit
-n -e
Setting Local environment variables…

WP-CLI: WP-CLI 2.5.0-alpha
Composer: 1.10.8 2020-06-24
PHP: 7.3.5
MySQL: mysql Ver 8.0.16 for macos10.14 on x86_64 (MySQL Community Server - GPL)

Launching shell: /bin/zsh …
aware@aware-mbp public %

If I pwd just to see where I am, it’s still in the context of my local machine not within shell for the site I am expecting

I have seen other topics that mention an issue with the exit; command being an issue. I tried both with and without and both have the same result.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

As seen here How to SSH access

Really what I am trying to do is related to changing an imported site to a multisite as seen here Multisite Migration Live to Local

Hey @aware, Welcome to the forums!

Those two posts relate to the older, Local Classic version that was built on Docker. Newer versions of Local (5.x+) will create the WordPress sites directly on the Host computer, so you aren’t actually “connecting over ssh”.

Right now, Local can’t automatically import a Multisite into Local, but in terms of getting you to a place where you can use your site, the general workflow I recommend would look something like what’s described later in that thread:

So basically:

  1. Create a new, plain Multisite in Local
  2. Manually extract the site backup, and import it into the newly created site
  3. Update the various domains within the database

Thanks for the response @ben.turner, That makes sense and is exactly what I ended up doing. Somewhat related you may want to archive those old posts if they aren’t applicable anymore.

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I totally agree and it’s something that we’re trying to figure out the best way to do in an efficient way!

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