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File management on MCS Linux PCs

Naming files

If you are writing web pages we recommend filenames should only contain lower-case letters (a-z), digits (0-9), and the punctuation characters . , - and _ (period, comma, hyphen, underscore). Spaces should be avoided.

File viewing and storage

Each user of DS-Filespace is allocated a quota of filespace. To see how much filespace you are using and what your limit is type quota in a Linux terminal window. If you would like a graphical display then 

click on Dash Home (top icon in the launcher) then click the Applications icon (centre one) and from the Type menu click on Accessories then Display filespace quota. This will open a browser window with a Raven login page. Log in using your CRSid and Raven password.

For a graphical display of your files and folders when using an MCS machine, click on the Home Folder icon in the launcher. To see the size of files and folders type ls -l in a terminal window.

All files, whether they were created on a PC or on a Macintosh, will be shown in your filespace. If you have used Windows or a Mac there will be some files in your filespace that you may not be aware of. These are necessary for applications or preferences to work and should not be removed (e.g. for OS X the Library directory is required).

Please delete any personal files or folders that you no longer need.

NB: Please remember that it is your responsibility to back up your own files. There is information online about different methods for backup and file management of personal files

Temporary workspace

You can use the directory /tmp as temporary workspace. Note that any files you create in there will be deleted on reboot, so anything you wish to keep should be moved to your own filespace.

 

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