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Logging In

All of EWS systems are running the XWindows Display Manager (xdm). Xdm runs the X11 server at all times, even when nodody is logged in, so that there is no need to start X explicitly after you log in.

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EWS Frequently Asked Questions The first place to go to find common answers to questions and solutions to problems is the EWS FAQ. Please check here before checking anywhere else or emailing ews [at] illinois.edu

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File Management

ls

Lists the contents of your working directory.

ls -a   Lists all of your files, including the "dot" files. There are a number of files that start with a . that won't normally show up with when you type ls. An example of such a file is your .newsrc file.

ls -s   Gives you a listing of your files along with their size in kilobytes.

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Installation

Open the web browser on your home computer and go to: www.cygwin.com.

Click on the Install or update now link and download and/or run the Setup program.

Choose Install from the Internet.

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Account Creation Overview

All students enrolled in an eligible degree program are issued EWS accounts. Eligible degree programs are as follows:

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Please note that many software titles are restricted to select courses or department labs and may not be listed.

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