FAQ for CS Account Holders

Q: How do I change my password?
A: Login to any machine and type the command passwd. Your new password will be immediately available on all department hosts.

Q: How do I change my default shell?
Login to master.cs.rochester.edu and type chsh (Undergraduate account holders use master.csug.rochester.edu). Current valid shells are "/bin/sh", "/bin/bash", "/bin/csh", and "/bin/tcsh". Updates are generally distributed to all machines by the following morning.

Q: Does CS have a Wiki?
A: Yes. http://www.cs.rochester.edu/twiki

Q: How do I acquire permission to post in the Wiki?
Register @ http://www.cs.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/TWiki/TWikiRegistration Once your registration is approved (usually within a day or so) you can post in the Wiki.

Q: What is Drupal ?
Drupal is a content management system available to manage department online documentation and other things of interest to CS members https://www.cs.rochester.edu/drupal

Q: How do I change my drupal web password?
https://www.cs.rochester.edu/user/password OR click the Login link and the the "Request New Password" button. Use your username or CS email address.

Q: Where can I find the location of my web home page files?
Web home page files are mounted at /u/www/u/USERNAME where USERNAME is your login username. This directory should be accessible from any CS host.

Q: How can I report a problem or ask for help?
Email labstaff@cs.rochester.edu or stop by a staff members office.

Q: Where can I get more information?
http://www.cs.rochester.edu/twiki/bin/view/CsGuide online documentation for the CS Department.

-- Dave Costello - 2015-08-20

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