The following is a partial list of useful lockers. To access them, type
add filesystem. Many of them have a file named README in
their top-level directory, which will have more information about the
filesystem, its layout, and whom to contact for more information.
http://web.mit.edu/acs/www/whereruns.htmlThe What Runs
Where page also lists approximately all of the useful software
available for Athena.
- gnu contains a wide array of
software written and distributed by the
Software Foundation, such as gcc, a C/C++/Objective C compiler; gdb, a
source-level debugger; gnuchess, a chess program; bison, a replacement
for YACC. These programs are available in
varying degrees for various platforms. Send any problems or questions
- consult contains software written and/or maintained by
Athena's On Line
Consultants. The consult locker contains programs for the
current Athena platforms. Read /mit/consult/README for instructions to use or learn about software
contained in consult. Send any problems or questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- games is a random collection of games and puzzles.
Currently, the games locker supports games for Linux, Solaris,
and SGI platforms to varying degrees,
in addition to games to be run within Emacs.
The locker also contains source code for most of the games that are
installed. Look at the /mit/games/POLICY file in the games locker
for rules about submissions. Send any problems or questions to email@example.com.
- info contains up-to-date information about the status of
Athena software and hardware, such as Athena policies.
Comments should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- watchmaker is maintained by the so-called
``watchmakers,'' a group of
student systems programmers at Athena. BEWARE! Most of the
programs in the locker are esoteric and only useful to experienced
systems hackers, but some of the programs are of general interest.
Report any problems or bugs to email@example.com.
- graphics The graphics locker contains various
graphics-related programs useful for viewing and manipulating graphics.
See the Graphics section of this guide for more information.
- postscript is a collection of interesting and
useful PostScript programs and utilities. See the discuss
meeting on postscript_hacks for information about what is currently
stored in the filesystem. PostScript is a page
description language developed by Adobe Systems Inc. and is available
on all of Athena's printers. Problems should be sent
- rfc contains all the current Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Requests For Comment (RFC's). These server are documents
on ``standards''. It also has an index, /mit/rfc/rfc-index.txt,
which you should definitely read, because the proposals are listed only
- dotfiles The dotfiles locker contains a number of
extensively modified dotfiles. Many of these may be useful, and there
are a number of neat hacks that you can play with; but be sure you
know what you are doing before you hack your own dotfiles. Read the
README file in /mit/dotfiles/README for an explanation of how the
locker is set up.
- Some other neat lockers are shakespeare, bible and weather. They're just about exactly what you think they are. Look
around in them; ask your friends for their suggestions; see what you can
find on your own.