Shell


#1

i want to use some unix commands (I need to remove some directories). I followed the wiki instructions and set a shell account (to include ftp access). I have filezilla as an ftp client. What do I need to access the shell? I’ve searched here and the only reference was to “ssh” and putty and I have no idea what that means. Do I need a separate program to access the shell? I presume that the shell allows all the functions of the file manager options in Cpanel (which is what I’m used to)

tnx


#2

If you’re on a Mac, use the “Terminal” application. You’ll need PuTTY if you’re on the PC. Then you go to command line to use SSH to connect.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Putty

If you remember the days of command line DOS on old PCs, then that’s what shell looks like. Lots of typing and no graphics.
http://wiki.dreamhost.com/Shell_Commands

-Scott