Tips and tricks

One might have assumed this didn’t need to be said but: We will take disciplinary action against any students caught hacking our machines.

You must SSH into in order to change your password.

Interested in version control and change tracking for your projects? We recommend [git / GitHub][git]. Make sure to sign up for the (free with your Brandeis email) [education pack][github-edu] for unlimited private repositories (and a bunch of other goodies)!

You may use SSH to log into the CS systems remotely. Linux and Mac systems will have the ssh command available by default, but Windows users will need to install [PuTTY].

If you are looking for help using Linux, which is what all of the machines in the cluster are running, then take a look at our Unix help pages.