AFS (Andrew File System)
The AFS is a distributed network file system. Which means that any file saved inside the AFS folder will be available on every computer at EPITA.
By logging in with login and password, an afs folder is automatically mounted at
one's root folder :
/home/login/afs. It is essential to understand that
anything that is not located in this folder will be erased on reboot. Projects
should be saved in this folder.
At account creation, plenty of configuration files are set in the .confs folder
of afs :
For configuration to be taken into account, the script
/home/login/afs/.confs/install.sh is called on each session boot and deals
with symbolic links in folders. For example :
ln -s $AFS_DIR/.confs/bashrc $HOME/.bashrc. It is possible to add new links in
Those configuration files being symbolic links, it is identical to modify
/home/my_login/.bashrc. To see all
links, one should type ls -la in his terminal, being in his personnal folder.
It is possible to retrieve initial configuration in the folder :
Access AFS folder of an other user
If you know the login and password of an user, you can access his afs folder
from another session. It might be useful, for instance, if you can't log in your
session because of corrupted config files and want to edit them using the anonym
To get the rights to edit the content of the afs folder of an user called
login, you shall follow this process :
You can then execute
cd /afs/cri.epita.fr/user/l/lo/login/u/, read and edit
the content of
login's afs folder.
If you are using the anonym
epita account, do not forget to execute
unlog && kdestroy to destroy the token before logging out (alternatively, you
may shutdown the computer).