Preview File

To preview a file you can click on a "File Preview" icon while file is open


Or you can right click on a file in the file tree and then click "Preview"


Setting up preview file parameters

Remote connections (FTP, SFTP, FTPS, SSH)

You can setup preview parameters while adding a new remote connection, or you can edit the existing connection. To edit existing connection, right click on a connection and click settings

You should see popup like this


Parameters Root Directory and Web URL are required to preview a file.

Root directory is the directory from which your site is served (e.g. './' or '/var/www/html')

NOTE: Root directory needs to be in the same format as initial dir, if initial dir contains absolute/relative path so should Root directory too

Web URL is base URL of your server (e.g. '')


Codeanywhere gets preview file information from Container's config file. Base preview URL is defined from run[0].preview.url property of config file. Preview root dir is by default '/home/cabox/workspace'. If you want to change preview root dir, you can define property run[0].preview.path. Make sure that path is in absolute format, and it will calculate the URL relative form '/home/cabox/workspace'.