After installing the SSH client on your machine, you can access your CS account by clicking the Quick Connect button, and using elements.cs.pitt.edu as the host name and supplying your username and password. Once you are logged in to the linux terminal, you can setup and run LISP installed on CS linux servers (see below). However, note that you won’t get the full X-Window interface (with multiple terminals and windows) unless you run a special program, such as X-Win or cygwin that supports X-11 interface o n Windows XP platforms.
You can run lisp from linux by typing /usr/local/contrib/cmucl-19d/bin/lisp. However, you may want to provide
a path to the lisp directory so that the executable is seen from anywhere. To do this, you need to edit your .cshrc file
under your home directory and add the following line:
set path = ($path /usr/local/contrib/cmucl-19d/bin)
To update the path run source .cshrc
Once you type lisp and the interpreter is ready, you will see a welcome message and a > or * prompt. You may type any lisp command and it will execute in the interpreter. Remember all the parentheses should be closed before your command is accepted and evaluated. To quit the lisp enter the (quit) command.
If you are an emacs fan and like to use it, you may run lisp directly from emacs. Just provide the path to the lisp executable and the lisp listener lets you type and evaluate commands directly in the emacs. Use CNTR-J to invoke evaluation of the lisp expression.
LISP is installed in the following directory: /usr/pitt/franz-lisp/
You can run lisp from unix by typing:
You may want to provide a path
to the lisp directory so that the executable is seen from anywhere.
To do this, edit your .cshrc file under your home directory
and add the following line:
set path = ($path /usr/pitt/franz-lisp)
If .cshrc is read-only, then add write permission with the command:
chmod u+w .cshrc
Use the command (exit) to quit LISP.