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Unix CAP logo Macintosh

Via CAP (Columbia AppleTalk Package), a Unix directory can be mounted with the Chooser on a Macintosh.

Setting up your Unix Environment for mounting on the Macintosh

In your home directory (/sgi/people/yourname/) type:


This will create a directory called "mac/" in your home directory and some hidden directories also (.finderinfo/, .resource/) and a hidden file (.afpvols).

Un/Mounting the Unix "mac" directory on a Macintosh

On either Macintosh in the core lab, go to the Chooser, select the AppleTalk Zone "applecore", click on AppleShare, and select "csbmet Aufs" from the list and click OK. Next, the Mac prompts you for a username and password. Use your Unix login name and password here. Hit return or click on "OK", then wait for a few seconds.

An icon titled "unix-home-mac" appears on the Macintosh Desktop. Double-click on the icon.
There it is:

For the future, you can simplify the procedure considerably. The preparation (which needs to be done only once) is:

The next time you want to mount "unix-home-mac", simply double click on your alias. The Mac prompts you for your password. Type it in and hit return. Done.

To unmount "unix-home-mac", simply drag the icon into the Trash Bin on the Desktop.

What you can do and should not do with Unix commands

However, if you accidentally remove, rename or move files from the "mac" directory, this will do no serious harm. But better try to avoid these manipulations. Go to a Mac and remove, rename or move the files there.

To recover from accidental manipulations, go to the "mac" directory and type "maccleanup".

Thanks to Ralf W. Grosse-Kunstleve for this implementation and documentation.

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