The following is an excerpt from http://www.columbia.edu/acis/email/cunix/.
University UNIX) is
the name of the cluster of login hosts run by CUNIX, and more generally
the name of the larger collection of UNIX hosts AcIs manages including
the servers for user files, mail, news, web pages, and other services.
UNIX is an operating system for multiple-user or "timeshare" hosts.
If you use CUNIX for courses or other purposes,
you should learn some
basic UNIX commands. You probably need to do basic tasks like
listing out your files, editing files, and changing permissions on
files. You may want to learn how to read mail and news on CUNIX.
The default shell on CUNIX is bash (Bourne Again
Shell). A shell is a program that interprets your commands and runs the
appropriate programs. The bash shell has a prompt of $ when it is ready for
commands. When you are told to "type this command" you type it at the
Here are valid
SSH keys. Make sure they match when you first connect to CUNIX
using Putty or ssh.
Programs that give you access to CUNIX servers
- Putty is a
Windows program that lets you connect to CUNIX servers securely.
allows you to transfer files securely to and from CUNIX servers.
Mac OS X
- To connect to CUNIX servers securely, you need to use
a program called
- No need to download anything as Mac OS X already
- Instructions on how to connect are here.
- CUIT recommends Fugu for
file transfer to and from CUNIX servers.
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