Build personal home page on Physics Department Server
If you have an account on Physics server, you can have a personal homepage at http://physics.nyu.edu/~yourusername
Installing extra latex packages
For department linux computers,
- If you have PACKAGE_NAME.tds.zip, go to step 4. Otherwise,
- cd PACKAGE_NAME
If there is a PACKAGE_NAME.ins, run latex on the ins
- If there is a PACKAGE_NAME.dtx, and you want documentation
Visit the title link for details.
- Create ~/texmf if you don't have the directory
cd ; mkdir texmf
- If there is a PACKAGE_NAME.tds.zip,
cd ~texmf/; unzip PATH/PACKAGE_NAME.tds.zip
Otherwise, if there is no special instructions in README file, put the unzipped folder from step 1 in ~/texmf/tex/latex/
Include EPS figures in LaTeX/TeX documents
EPS is a graphics file format. It can be generated by many graphic tools. Once you have your graph in EPS format, this trick can help you include graphs in LaTeX/TeX documents.
Dial NYU Internal Telephone Numbers
It is a little bit tricky to dial NYU internal 5-digit telephone numbers if you call from outside NYU.
Print source codes with a2ps
Souce codes of programs (and LaTeX, HTML documents) are usually very long and not easy to print. A2ps is a very nice tool for printing source codes. It can add file information (date, author, pages, line numbers) to the print-out and put several pages on one sheet.
Set default printer in your Unix/Linux account
Usually, you can use many different printers on the network in Unix/Linux system. This trick is about how to set the default printer for you.
Print PDF files
PDF ( Portable Document Format) is an Internet standard for electronic distribution that faithfully preserves the look and feel of the original document complete with fonts, colors, images, and layout.
NYU Physics Department printers
The names and locations of NYU Physics Department public network printers.
Set aliases for Unix/Linux commands
Unix/Linux commands are very powerful when you have proper options. However, nobody can remember all the options and the notes on the yellow "post-it" are easy to lose. Setting aliases for your commands is the best solution.
Forward email to another account
It is very common to have several email addresses. This trick helps you forward email to the account that you check frequently.
Change login shell from csh to bash or tcsh
Usually, the default login shell on Unix system is csh. The trick helps you change it to smarter tcsh or bash.
Latin-1 Character codes
Latin-1 character set has many commonly used European characters.
The 6 Browser-safe Color Cube
Color table for web pages.