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Institute of Physics, Bhubaneswar

An Autonomous Research Institute of Department of Atomic Energy, Govt. of India

Basic Commands

Text Editors

Compiling a latex document to ps file

latex <filename.tex>
dvips <filename> -o
gv <filename.ps>

User Guide

Other Compilers

  • gcc, cc to compile a C program User Guide
  • g++ to compile a C++ program
  • f77, g77 to compile a ForTran program User Guide
  • javac to compiling a Java program
  • perl -T <filename.pl> to compile a Perl program
  • kwrite
  • Plotting utilities
  • xmgrace User Guide
  • gnuplot User Guide
  • Web Browsers
  • firefox
  • konqueror
  • PDF file viewer
  • acroread
  • gv
  • xpdf
  • PS file viewer
  • gv
  • ggv
  • Mail client (textual)
  • pine
  • After providing user ID and password to pine prompt, press "c" to compose and "i" to open INBOX.
  • Printing Commands
  • pr1cc
  • pr1ccsingle
  • pr1mb
  • pr1mbsingle
  • pr1col

Steps for Changing IOP Password

The Account ID and Password provided to you by IOP Computer Center Team is a collective account for Systems access, Webmail and other IOP housed Web based Login portals.

The password change mechanism can only be initiated at the File Server level.

In order to do the same, you may need to perform the following steps:

  • For Windows Users
  • 1. Download PuTTy.
  • 2. Enter hostname as "alpha.iopb.res.in"
  • 3. Click on "Open"
  • 4. When the Splash screen appears, Enter your current password.
  • 5. Enter passwd
  • 6. Enter new password
  • 7. Re-enter password.
  • 8. Done.
  • For Linux Users
  • 1. Open terminal.
  • 2. Type ssh <your_account_name>@alpha.iopb.res.in
  • 3. Enter your current password
  • 4. Enter passwd.
  • 5. Enter new password
  • 6. Re-enter password.
  • 7. Done.