The OIT website has a new look and feel thanks to changes to the homepage and navigation that should make it easier to find what you’re looking for. The main navigation for the site has been redesigned to include dropdowns to get to the most popular pages within a section of the site so you can get to where you want to go with fewer clicks. Of course you can still click on the main navigation topic to get to the sub-pages that aren’t among the most popular.
The OIT website has a new look and new functionality thanks to changes to the menu. Now when you navigate through the site you will notice there is no longer a menu on the right side of pages. This change allows the page content to be wider and the pages more visually clean. There are also arrows above the left-side menu that make it possible to move between levels of the selected website section. And the breadcrumbs—your navigation trail through the website—are now dynamic. When you hover over a breadcrumb the menu changes to the submenu from the highlighted page.
OIT is expanding its reach to the campus community through several new social media channels, including Facebook, Google+, Twitter and YouTube. OIT Communications has launched this effort in alignment with CU-Boulder’s broader social media efforts led by University Communications, to ensure all social media communications are coordinated and complementary.
Social Media Goals
By order of Chancellor DiStefano, the campus is closed due to effects of severe flooding and a weather emergency. Visit http://alerts.colorado.edu for important emergency information.
While the IT Service Center is closed, we encourage you to use this website to get help with your IT needs.
CUConnect (cuconnect.colorado.edu), the original CU-Boulder campus portal, will be retired on May 14. As of the end of March, the last of the critical functionality in CUConnect has been transferred to the new campus portal, MyCUInfo (mycuinfo.colorado.edu).
The IT Security Office is implementing in phases a new security measure which will help protect the campus from websites that are known to contain malware and transmit data back to a hacker. On Tuesday, October 4, wireless web traffic from subnets that serve the East Campus will start routing through the new WSA (web security appliances) service. Then on Thursday, October 6, wireless traffic from the rest of campus will start routing through the WSA service. When the service is implemented at approximately 5:30 a.m.
Our Managed Services and Consulting group offers Web Site hosting. This service exists on redundant Red Hat Linux front-end servers running Apache and PHP, with a backend database server running MySQL (we also offer a Windows / IIS hosting option).
<CTRL>d -- Scroll down (half a screen)
<CTRL> -- Scroll up (half a screen)
<CTRL>f -- Page forward
<CTRL>b -- Page backward
/string -- Search forward
?string -- Search backward
n -- Repeat search
N -- Repeat search reverse
G -- Go to last line
nG -- Go to line n :n -- Go to line n
<CTRL>l -- Redraw screen
<CTRL>g -- File information
Three screen editors are available on OIT Unix systems. They are pico, vi, and emacs.
Pico is the editor that pine uses by default to compose messages. If you use pine, you will find pico very easy to use. Even if you do not use pine, pico is a very simple screen editor to learn. The commands are always listed at the bottom of the screen. If you lack experience with editors, this is probably the one for you.
To view the online manual pages for this edtor, type man pico at the prompt:
The first thing to know is the lpr command. The basic syntax to print any file on any printing resource is
spot> lpr -P resource-name file-name
where resource-name is the name of the printing resource (ie, printer) and file-name is the name of the file to be printed. Unix print jobs are "spooled," which means the file specified by the lpr command is copied into a "spooling directory," where it is actually printed.
spot> man printing
This is an overview of how to compile programs on Unix machines. The examples are specific to the C compiler but can be applied to all Unix compilers. Note that compilers are available only on rintintin, rastro, and eddie--not on the information-only machines like spot. To find out which compilers are on a particular machine, type:
man -k compile
This command will produce a list of all the compilers that have manual pages and will indicate which sections address compilers. For example, on spot the output looks like this:
This document is designed to introduce Boulder Campus users to local Unix conventions that they may have not seen on Unix systems at other sites. The directory
contains several files that explain OIT procedures, user responsibilities, and some third-party software documentation. In particular, Accounts, Disk Allocation, and User Responsibilities should be consulted.
The path to a user's home directory uses the following convention:
To use the online Unix manual, enter the command man, followed by the subject you want to read about. For example, to find out nearly everything there is to know about the Unix command ls, which displays the contents of a directory, type man ls in response to the system prompt.
spot> man ls
For more information on the man command itself, type
To log in to your Unix account, enter your login name at the login: prompt and press RETURN
Or, on Macintosh's Terminal application you will enter:
You will now see the Password: prompt
Enter your password exactly and press RETURN. Your password will not be displayed on the screen as you type it. Your login and password are case-sensitive.