NIU Department of Mathematical Sciences
Unix Help and Documentation

Getting Started

Information for new users
Logging in
Choosing and changing a password
Basic Unix commands
Using X-Windows
Unix survival guide
Creating a personal homepage

Applications

New and updated software
New version of xfig (Jan. 2004)
A short guide to elm and basic elm commands
A detailed elm user guide and reference (PostScript)
A guide to the vi editor (PDF)
Overview of PGP, and using GNUPG on our workstations
Reducing spam

Hints and tips

Backups
PDF (Adobe Acrobat) files
Core files
File permissions
Line breaks in text files
Privacy issues
Reducing disk usage


Last modified: 8/19/2011 by webmaster@math.niu.edu