Using the Warg Computer environment

(Note that at the time of this being written the server is still being set up, hence a lot of this guide is both not yet applicable and may change)

Setting up an SSH Client

Before you can connect to the WARG Server you will need an SSH client.


There are several windows SSH clients, one of the more popular ones is PuTTY, which can be downloaded here

Mac OS X and Linux:

SSH should be installed by default and can be accessed by the following terminal command

ssh user@hostname

Getting an account

You will not be able to connect to the WARG server without an account on the system. You will have to come in personally to the WARG bay to set this up.

Connecting to the server

To connect to the WARG server you will need

User: User-name you set up on the WARG server

Host-name: ip address of the WARG computer

Port: 22 (The default port, you probably won't need to set this)

Linux and OS X

On Linux or OS X this translates to the following command:


Optionally you can append -Y to the end of the command to enable graphics forwarding which will allow you to run graphical applications on the server (with the graphics being displayed on your computer)

ssh -Y


On Windows, see one of the following tutorials for more info on configuring PuTTY.

An older tutorial that covers the basics

More advanced PuTTY usage

Useful Commands in the Server Environment (feel free to expand this section)

(words in ALL_CAPS are arguments)

ls Shows a list of files and directories in your current directory or in a different one by specifying a different directory ls DIRECTORY

cd DIRECTORY opens the given directory

nano Simple command line text editor, can open files with nano FILE_NAME

(for a more complex editor that is better suited to programming, try vim or emacs. here is an emacs tutorial and here is a vim one. There is also this fun looking interactive vim tutorial here)

You can also learn more about any of the commands by appending --help to a command or by entering man COMMAND

Useful Graphical Applications

gedit The Gnome text editor

nautilus A Linux file manager