Accessing GL Systems
The tools for transfering files and connecting to the GL systems are somewhat different depending on whether you are using a Mac, Windows, or Linux-based system.
Connecting to UMBC from a Personal Mac or Linux Computer
On Mac and Linux boxes, first open up a terminal window. You can find it in the Utilities folder on a Mac; if you're running Linux, you must already know how to open a terminal!
To open up a virtual terminal session to the GL Linux systems, just type:
username should be your UMBC username. Enter your UMBC password when prompted. You are now set manage files, run submit, g++, etc.
Transfering Files to UMBC from a Personal Mac or Linux Computer
To transfer files, you will use the scp program. You should un this from a fresh terminal window: you should NOT do this from a terminal window that is already ssh-ed into a GL machine.
Bring up a terminal window, cd into the local directory with the files you want to transfer, then type:
scp myFile1 myFile2 myFile3 … email@example.com:202files
This command will copy the files to a directory called
Connecting to UMBC from a Windows Computer
If you are using a Windows system, you will need to download a virtual terminal program like TeraTerm or PuTTY, as well as an SFTP/SCP client program (download links for these applications can be found in the Downloads section of the Resources page). Once they are installed, you can first launch TeraTerm/PuTTY and request a connection to gl.umbc.edu; this will give you a virtual terminal interface in which you can run programs on the GL machine, including submit and javac.
Transfering Files to UMBC from a Windows Computer
You can also install WinSCP, which will give you a
drag-and-drop interface to transfer files to any remote system including UMBC. You can simply connect to