University of Bath

Connecting to linux.bath

Staff and students can use linux.bath to access academic software from our Linux service. Access from public access computers on campus and from your device.

Preparing to connect to linux.bath

To connect to linux.bath, you need:

  • your University username, for example abc123
  • your University password

You can find your username on your library card.

Connecting to linux.bath on a public access computer

  1. Select 'Start'.
  2. Select 'All Programs'.
  3. Select Xming folder.
  4. Select 'linux.bath'.
  5. Enter your username and password when prompted.

Connecting to linux.bath on your Windows PC

  1. Download PuTTY or similar SSH software.
  2. Enter the hostname linux.bath.ac.uk.
  3. Login using your username and password.

Connecting to linux.bath from your Mac

  1. Install XQuartz
  2. Open the Terminal app.
  3. Type ssh username@linux.bath.ac.uk (Replace username with your own. You can find it on your library card, for example abc123). If you wish to do X forwarding, type ssh -X username@linux.bath.c.uk
  4. Enter your password when prompted.

Connecting to linux.bath from your Linux PC

  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Type ssh username@linux.bath.ac.uk (Replace username with your own. You can find it on your library card, for example abc123). If you wish to do X forwarding, type ssh -X username@linux.bath.c.uk
  3. Enter your password when prompted.

Software available on linux.bath

Linux.bath is a convenient way to access Linux software anywhere with an internet connection. These include:

  • bison
  • clang
  • clasp
  • clisp
  • emacs24
  • flex
  • gcc
  • git
  • gnuplot-x11
  • graphviz
  • gringo
  • maple 2016
  • matlab r2015b
  • mysql-workbench
  • pandoc
  • qtspim
  • rstudio
  • texlive
  • valgrind
  • vmd
  • zsh

You can find a full list of installed packages by typing this command. dpkg -l |less