Using Instructional Accounts
Author: Sarah Kim, edited by Alex Hwang

We are providing instructional accounts for your use in 61B. However, you're not required to use this account, and you may find yourself using it only for checking grades. Note that you ARE required to use your GitHub account, even if you're working on your own computer.

A. Accessing Remotely

Note: In this class, you will not need to SCP work back/forth due to using the Git version control system. Git is covered in lab 1.

Regardless, you may wish to access your instructional account remotely from a different computer. This could be useful for checking grades, or if you have trouble with your personal computer that prevents you from running your code.

If you are a Windows user, you will need to use a shell client like Git Bash (covered in lab1b or PuTTY to login to your class account from your own computer. This is a helpful video created by CS 61A. An alternate possibility is to use the Ubuntu shell for Windows.

If you are on an OSX or UNIX computer, you can use your Terminal to access your class account remotely.

To access your class account, use this ssh command:

ssh cs61b-**

The ** should be replaced by your login.

C. UNIX Commands

The lab computers run on the UNIX operating system. As such, you can use xterm commands to make changes to your directory and files. Here are some important ones that you may find useful in this course:

There are some other useful tricks when navigating on command line: