Logging in

If you want to access any of the systems remotely, use SSH as described in these documents: https://www.eecs.tufts.edu/userguide/?doc=remote_access-ssh2


Command-line cheatsheet

This is meant to be a quick list of commands that are useful as you're getting started with the Unix/Linux command-line and various other tools.

For a longer tutorial with examples and screen animations, check out this guide at Adafruit.

In these examples, items in CAPITAL ITALIC represent items that should be replaced, usually with a file or directory name.

Moving around

cd DIR change to a directory

pwd Print the present working directory (i.e., where you are)

ls list the contents of the current directory

Files and directories

touch FILE creates FILE, or updates its modification time if it already exists

rm FILE removes FILE

mkdir DIR creates the directory DIR

rmdir DIR removes the directory DIR

cp SRC DST copies the file SRC to DST


provide ee201 ASSIGNMENT FILE submits FILE for grading.

A more useful prompt

The default prompt ( e.g, sunfire62{sbell03}33} ) isn't very helpful.

You can get a better one by editing the file  /.cshrc, and putting the following lines at the end:

# Use a nice prompt
# %n is your current username
# %m is the hostname
# %~ shows the current directory, and uses ~ for home
set prompt="%n@%m\:%~> "

For a fancier color version, use this:

# Color prompt
# You can change the last number to try different colors
# The first two numbers control background and bold
set prompt="%{\e[38;5;9m%}%n%{\e[38;5;15m%}@%{\e[38;5;3m%}%m%{\e[38;5;7m%}\:%{\e[38;5;6m%}%~%{\e[0m%}> "