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. Usually this is only necessary for staff or Graduate students posting research related content. The wiki is publicly viewable for reference without registering.

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. Most department reference materials are moved or are moving to the wiki. There some remaining services for graduate students and faculty still in the drupal system. Undergraduate do not have, or need a drupal password.

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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