UNIX Applications

Note: This service is now being deprecated, and no new accounts are being created. We encourage users to migrate their websites to other platforms.

The following applications are available on Columbia's Unix platform: cunix.cc.columbia.edu.

The Unix Standard Operating Environment (SOE) documentation details the agreed system hardening requirements and security best practices.

Beginning in Spring 2021, CUIT requires that all logins to CUNIX be verified with Duo multifactor authentication as part of our efforts to secure the University's virtual environment. For step-by-step instructions, please see our Using Duo authentication on CUNIX web page.

UNIX applications on CUNIX

Emacs is a powerful text editor that can be used to create or edit text files in UNIX.

Java is a programming language.

Perl is a programming language.

Pico is an easy-to-use text editor which you can use to create or edit text files on CUNIX.


Python is a programming language.

R is a free software environment for statistical computing and graphics.

Secure Shell (SSH) and Telnet are two network protocols used to connect to remote servers.

Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient.