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  1. Core Server
  2. SERVER-38338

Add default "mongo" shell helper method to inform user of error

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    • Improvement
    • Status: Closed
    • Minor - P4
    • Resolution: Won't Fix
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    • Shell
    • Dev Tools 2018-12-17, Dev Tools 2018-12-31, Dev Tools 2019-01-14, Dev Tools 2019-01-28, Dev Tools 2019-02-11

    Description

      Currently, new users who may not be very familiar with a shell environment can easily find themselves in a mongo shell, such as verifying they've correctly added it to their path. Then, they may not exit the mongo shell but instead try to launch a new shell or connect to a database. This results in the following errors.

      MongoDB Enterprise > mongo
      2018-11-30T13:42:15.701-0500 E QUERY [js] ReferenceError: mongo is not defined :
      @(shell):1:1
      MongoDB Enterprise > mongo localhost
      2018-11-30T13:45:37.703-0500 E QUERY    [js] SyntaxError: missing ; before statement @(shell):1:6
      

      There are currently 22 threads in Education's new forums that show users encountering this situation, and countless more in our old forums. Adding a default to shellHelper would help ameliorate this and provide better feedback to our newer users.

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              backlog-server-stm Backlog - Server Tooling and Methods (STM) (Inactive)
              nathan.leniz@mongodb.com Nathan Leniz
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