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In order to store files temporarily in skew4's /scratch directory, users must run the "make_scratch" utility once. Files saved at the top level in /scratch may be deleted by the system administration without warning.
A "symbolic link" in Unix is simply a "pointer" or "shortcut" to another file or directory. In other words, the user will see a sub-directory called "scratch" in his/her home directory.
To run this utility, type "
Users that do not specify a shell when they request an account are assigned the "C" shell (csh). Once the account is created, following Northwestern's ITCS policies, users must request a shell change using the "
This script simply sends an e-mail message to the system administrators, advising them of the change request; it also prompts the user to select the new shell.
To run the script, simply type "
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