Course Materials




MUSIC 250A / CS377C
Human Computer Interaction Theory and Practice:
Designing New Devices

    Getting Started With Linux



    1. You need a CCRMA login and password. We will hand out a form in class, and return it to you with your login and password, as well as a door code for after-hours access.
    2. Log in to a linux machine. Linux machines at CCRMA have blue login screens and a picture of a penguin.
    3. Open a terminal. If one doesn't open when you log in, click the footprint icon on the bottom panel.
    4. Change your passowrd. Type passwd at the prompt
      ~>
      ~>passwd
      Changing password for username
      (current) UNIX password:
      


      Enter your assigned password, and then choose a new one that you will remember.
    5. You are now ready to use linux. Here is a list of helpful commands:
    6. cd      - change directory
      cp      - copy
      mv      - move
      mkdir   - make directory
      rm      - remove file/dir
      rmdir   - remove an empty directory
      rm -r   - remove recursively
      rm -i   - interactive remove
      ls      - list all files
      pwd     - print working directory
      cat     - display file
      more    - display file by pages
      man     - manual pages
      tar xzf - decompress a gzipped tar archive (eg. archivename.tar.gz )
      tar xcf - create a gzipped tar archive
      
      xemacs   -start xemacs editor
      gedit    -start gedit editor
      
    7. For more information about a command, use the man (manual) pages. For example, to learn how to use more, type man more.
    8. Some helpful tools at CCRMA:

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