MacOS ITaP HomeDirectory empty
MacOS users who find their ITaP drive empty:
SSH to mace.itap.purdue.edu
Use your career account login, and regular password (not boilerkey)
Type this command at the prompt:
Look over the output. You should notice some familiar file and directory names.
Look for any symlinks - ones that have an arrow, and resemble something like this:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 sundeep ecnuser 15 Jan 16 2013 pcprefs -> pchome/.pcprefs
In some cases, the item that the arrow is pointing to might blink.
If you see this, type the following commands:
and then the mv command, with the name to the left of the arrow. In our example above, that's the word pcprefs: like so:
mv pcprefs RescuedLinks/
Repeat for any other symlinks that you may find.
Type exit to end your session, and try to connect to your ITaP homedirectory again.
This behavior could be caused by symlinks in other parts of the folder structures as well. To find those, you would need to do this:
find . -type l -ls
You may need to either move these, or maybe even unlink these files (those are all lowercase Ls)
Last modified: 2020/09/25 15:49:48.096489 GMT-4 by
Created: 2020/09/25 15:13:37.442019 GMT-4 by sundeep.rao.1.
Type in a few keywords describing what information you are looking for in the text box below.