You will need to use the terminal in many cases in the future, most imminently for the next coming assignments in this course. In this assignment you’ll ensure you have a terminal to use.
There are several options for accessing a UNIX-like terminal. We’ll cover (1) running it on your own system, (2) using a KTH system remotely.
On your own system
If you run Linux or MacOS, you’re already running a UNIX-like system. Then you can just start the terminal (just search for it).
On a Windows system it is a bit more complicated. While Windows also have a command-line interface, it’s not compatible with a UNIX-like interface. If you run Windows 10, just go ahead and install Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) to run Ubuntu in Windows.
For older versions of Windows, you should install CygWin or use KTH’s systems remotely (see below).
Use a KTH system remotely
Again, if you run a UNIX-like system, such as Linux, MacOS or WSL (as above); then you can use the ssh command in the terminal to access a KTH system remotely. Just run
and log in with your normal username and password.
If you run Windows without WSL, you’ll need PuTTY and WinSCP. PuTTY will open a terminal that’s running on KTH’s servers, just give student-shell.sys.kth.se as the hostname in PuTTY, see fig. 1 and fig. 3. Then you just type in your KTH username and password (note that you won’t see anything when typing in the password, UNIX-like systems don’t output the bullets or asterisks when typing passwords).
WinSCP is used for copying files between the your local system and the remote KTH system. This allows you to upload or download files from your KTH home directory. As with PuTTY, just give student-shell.sys.kth.se as the hostname.
The end result
If you succeeded, you should have window that looks something like fig. 2 or fig. 3.
We can see whether you’ve never logged into the student-shell server or not, so ensure that you successfully log in.
By this, we assess that you can access the computer environment at KTH.
Can't change a rubric once you've started using it.