Things You Might Want To Do

We are advising you to make some changes to your account that will allow you to:

  • Use your account as a remote git repository
  • Use scp to transfer files between computers
  • Send commands as arguments when invoking ssh


Connecting to the WMU CS Login Servers Using PuTTY

EDIT: For CS3500 Students run :


and extract them into your current directory with:

tar xvzf Shell_Exercises.tar.gz

While Windows does not have built in SSH functionality, there is a piece of software we recommend that brings SSH to Windows. PuTTY (available at is simple to use, and allows you to use your computer science account from your Windows computer when on a campus network or connected to the VPN.

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