Introduction to UNIX at SLAC

SLAC 24 Nov 1993

Following are some documents to help you get started using UNIX at SLAC. The first section treats files at SLAC; the second, sources of useful information elsewhere.

Files at SLAC

The name on the left is the file name at SLAC, which is in the /usr/local/doc subdirectory indicated by the section title, e.g., intro. This page will change as we continue reorganizing /usr/local/doc space. Some file names will change.


Pointers to where to get started finding help on diverse subjects from medical or security through UNIX computing problems.
An annotated bibliography on various aspects of UNIX, networking and communications, the Internet, programming, TeX, the X Window System, etc.
UNIX at SLAC: Getting Started, which introduces you to basic commands, file manipulation, and environment tailoring.


Conventions and rules for node names.
Strategy for acquiring software with regard to licensing, quantity discounts, support, etc. Roles of various parties (purchasing, SCS, users) are outlined.
List of public machines, including servers, and their appropriate uses.
Restrictions on the use of the NAG's FORTRAN 90 compiler for NeXTs.
Summary of xCG discussions on security and root privileges.


Procedure for ordering external SCSI II disk drives for IBM RS/6000s.

Ways for UNIX (including NeXT) users to use WDSF to restore backed up files.

You may also find the general SLACwide computing introduction helpful.

As well as the following pages on other UNIX-related topics: AFS.

And the following UNIX-related reports: unix-hosts.

Information Sources Elsewhere

Here're some other sources of useful information. The name on the left is a name the information is known by.

An experimental Stanford University FTP server called Netserver, which is an archive site for UNIX system administration support and software distribution.
X Sources Archive
FTP archive for X-Window consortium, including sources, Public Review documents, X Test Suite, and user-contributed software. (Replaces