Comp Server Overview

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Comp is a legacy Unix server for personal websites as well as academic and research computing. To log into Comp, use your UARK username and password. Find out more at Personal Websites and Research Data Services.

UARK users have a Comp quota of 300MB (which is separate from the email quota).


Comp can be accessed through SSH, SFTP, Web & Apps and a mapped drive (SMB).


Software on Comp includes Pine (email client), SAS, Lynx (text-based web browser), and text editors including Pico, VI Editor, uni-XEDIT, and compilers. Programming languages on Comp include C, C++, FORTRAN, Java, PHP, Python and Perl.

For help on different topics on the Comp server, see the Unix manual pages:

  1. SSH into Comp, and at the prompt, type "man keyword," where keyword is the actual name of a program, command or keyword.
    Note: There must be a space between man and keyword.
  2. Use the spacebar to advance through the manual pages.

Updated 05/19/2015

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