All the typical UNIX utilities for job control, file manipulation, networking
(ssh, sftp, etc) and C compilation and debugging can be found on each of
the department systems, as well as a lot of public domain software.
Some directories worth mentioning are:
/usr/local/bin - contains host dependent software not part of
standard UNIX and may vary from machine to machine
/usr/local/X11/bin - contains host dependent X11 software
/usr/local/contrib - contains user contributed & maintained software
The files under the /usr/local/contrib directory are installed and maintained
by faculty and students and are not supported by the department. If you would
like to see a package installed in this directory, first clear it with the tech
staff by sending e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If approved, you will be asked to build the package for all department architectures;
not just the one you usually use.