SetupThroughout ECE 264, you will be working via an SSH terminal connection to ecegrid. You can connect to this address:
- (Windows) Install and configure PuTTY
- Connect to ecegrid
- Install the course Bash configuration files
(Windows) Install and configure PuTTY
- From the PuTTY download latest release page choose the 64-bit MSI (‘Windows Installer’).
- Run PuTTY and create a saved session as follows:
- Session » Host Name » yourUsername@ecegrid-thin2.ecn.purdue.edu
- Connection » Data » Terminal-type string » xterm-256color
- Window » Appearance » Font » Lucida Console
- Window » Behavior » Full screen on Alt-Enter
- Window » Colours » Allow terminal to use xterm 256-colour mode » (make sure it is checked)
- SSH » X11 » Enable X11 forwarding
- SSH » X11 » X display location » localhost:0
- Session » Saved Sessions » 264
- Session » Saved Sessions » click Save
- Create a shortcut on your desktop.
- Right-click your desktop. » New » Shortcut
- Enter "C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe" -load 264
Note: The first two "Window" configurations are optional, but recommended. The options related to X11 won't be important until/unless you want to use the DDD debugger later in the semester.
Connect to ecegrid
Linux / Mac: Open your console (aka "Terminal") and enter ssh yourUsername@ecegrid-thin2.ecn.purdue.edu window asking for your password. Use your non-Boilerkey password.
Windows: Double-click the shortcut you just created. You should get a PuTTY window asking for your password. Use your non-Boilerkey password.
Install the course Bash configuration files
This step will install our starter .bashrc and .bash_profile configuration files in
your home directory. You can preview them here:
Among other things, these ensure that you can access the
264submit commands, which you will need for every assignment.
They also set up a few shortcuts, which we think you will find useful when
working in bash (your command line on ecegrid) and vim (programming editor).
export PATH=/package/gcc/8.3.0/bin:$PATH:/home/shay/a/ece264 alias gcc='gcc -g -std=c11 -Wall -Wshadow -Wvla -Werror -pedantic -DNDEBUG -Wno-unused-function'If you do that, you can ignore the instructions below, though you will not have some of the shortcuts and other niceties we will be referring to in class.
- Enter the following commands to install starter files provided by the
instructor. If you are using PuTTY, you can paste these in by
right-clicking the screen.
cp -i ~ece264/21sp/.bashrc ~
cp -i ~ece264/21sp/.bash_profile ~
cp -i ~ece264/21sp/.vimrc ~
chmod 600 .bashrc .bash_profile
The first three commands copy the files from a shared directory. The last command sets the permissions so others can't see their contents.
- Log out and log back in to let your .bashrc changes take effect.
- Create a new directory for your 264 files. We will assume your
directory is called 264.
The first command creates a directory called 264. The second command changes into it.