Console issues (new sessions, lag, lost input)


Over the past few weeks I’ve been working in the console a lot and I’ve noticed a couple persistent issues.

  1. The console session “refreshes” with some frequency. While working, the console window will basically display a completely new session. If you use ps you can see that applications are still running in the background.
  2. Console input is laggy.
  3. Sometimes the console drops keystrokes. This seems to be a more extreme manifestation of the lag issue.
  4. Files created on the command line either don’t appear in the main Glitch editor UI or take a long time to appear. I may be totally off base here, but it seems like the FS tree updates when the glitch VM restarts.

Is anyone else experiencing these issues?

Random console restarts?

Sorry for the problems. Which OS and browser version are you using?

The lack of file syncing between the console and the editor is a known limitation. You can force them to sync by using the ‘refresh’ command from the console.


I’ve mostly been using Windows 10 with MS Edge. I’m up d to date with the latest updates and not on an Insider’s build. I believe I was also running into this a couple weeks ago in macOS machine using Chrome. I’d be happy to do some more data gathering.


In testing this I’ve observed the console refreshes, but haven’t seen any lag yet. Can you confirm this issue persists for you? Thanks