Certbot: error: unrecognized arguments: —standalone

Hi there,

looking for some help to install an SSL cert on my website that is hosted by vultr.

When entering the command ./letsencrypt-auto certonly —standalone I get the output certbot: error: unrecognized arguments: —standalone I’m following a tutorial from youtube and not sure what the issue is. Any help or insight is appreciated. A little new to this so will need some hand-holding and extra guidance.

My domain is:

I ran this command:
./letsencrypt-auto certonly —standalone

It produced this output:
certbot: error: unrecognized arguments: —standalone

The operating system my web server runs on is:
Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS

Hi @msdux

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Or 151, 45 45 for those who speak only in "decimal" - LOL

May be a problem creating a Youtube - tutorial. There is no copy & paste.

Yes, copying to/from word processors is not ideal; as some tend to “auto-spellcheck” and “auto-correct” things that aren’t “incorrect” - LOL

Notepad tends to behave well for me.

Hi Juergen,

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