There are four passwords in our system.
The first time you login you will be asked for a new password.
Windows requires at least eight digits, with three out of four types
in it. The types are lowercase, Uppercase, numerial and special.
Special are one like semi colons periods etc.
You have been issued a password. Your mail and web pages are located on fisher.utstat.toronto.edu. To login to fisher use the Xwindows on a windows terminal. Or any ssh program will let you login such as putty. One you login you change your password with the command
It will prompt you for all the information.
You should try to keep your passwords the same for all the systems.
utstat.toronto.edu sas, matlab etc.
photon.utstat.toronto.edu R etc.
Any problems contact me.
Dermot Whelan – Room 6015 416-978-5166
Some programs can be customized to suit your personal circumstances or preferences. For many Unix programs, this is done by setting variables in the .profile file, which is read when you log in, and when you create another shell window.
You can also customize things by writing little shell files that do things you often want to do.
When you log in, or create a new xterm window, the commands kept in the file .profile in your home directory will be executed. One use of this facility is to set certain “environment variables”, which control the way various programs behave.
A sample .profile file is available, which shows how to set various useful options. You can copy this to your account by issuing the command
cp /local/doc/sample.profile .profile
when you are in your home directory (you can type “cd” to make sure of this). (Note that the ls command does not list files such as this that start with “.”, unless you give it the “-a” option.) Once you have copied the sample .profile to your directory, you can use a text editor to modify it to suit your preferences, following the directions in the comments it contains. The sample .profile has options that control the following:
If you already have a .profile file, you may still wish to take a look at the sample .profile file to see if you want to include some of the commands there in your own .profile.
Note that a new .profile file has no effect until you log in again. If you put something bad in your .profile, it’s possible that you won’t be able to log in anymore. You may be able to log in in a “failsafe” mode that bypasses your .profile, after which you can fix the .profile. Alternatively, you could find someone else who is logged in, use the command su to change to your account, and then fix it.
The “shell” program interprets the Unix commands that you type. By default, you will be using the “Bourne” shell, sh. Many people prefer to use the “C shell”, csh, or its extended version, tcsh, which implements line editing commands, which save on typing when you get a command slightly wrong, or want to repeat it.
There are ways of setting things up so that some other shell will be started automatically when you log in, but unfortunately, there are some complications with doing this. For the moment, if you want to use another shell, you should probably start it manually (for instance, by typing “tcsh” to the old shell). Do this after creating your usual collection of windows. If you want to exit from an xterm window in which you did this, you will need to type “exit” twice, in order to leave both shells.