When you log in to 6.001 lab machines and save your work, it
is automatically saved to your Athena account in a directory
called ~/u6001/work. As long as you save your work in
edwin before logging out, these files are saved and you can view
or print them from any Athena machine.
If you wish to transfer files between a Windows machine at home
and the lab, there are two viable options.
Use SecureCRT on your Windows machine to transfer files to your
- Log into athena.dialup.mit.edu using ssh, with your Athena
username and password.
- Kill zephyr by typing:
- To send a file from you windows machine to your account:
- Under the Transfer menu, choose "Zmodem upload list"
and add the file you wish to send to the dialog.
- choose "Start Zmodem upload" from the Transfer menu.
- To transfer a file from your account to your Windows machine:
- The file will be saved in the directory listed as "Download Directory"
in the Options->Session Preferences->Files menu
- Save the files on a floppy disk at home.
Unfortunately, the 6.001 lab does not have any machines with
accessible floppy drives, so you will need to use an Athena cluster
(such as 38-370) to transfer your files into your account.
- To copy files from a dos floppy to your account type the following:
mcopy a:filename .
- To copy files from your account to a dos floppy type:
mcopy filename a:filename
Don't use FTP!
Ftp sends your password unencrypted, giving anyone a chance to steal your
password and use it for all sorts of nefarious uses.
Questions about transferring files should be sent to
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