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Shell access to remote server?

 
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Shell access to remote server?
 
Is having shell access to a remote server advantageous for using Moodle in any way? Currently I am running Mac OSX and for an extra fee can estblish shell access to my web host. This would entail additional cost and learning some *nix, so I'm wondering if it's even worth it.

Thanks in advance, as always.

Steven
 
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Picture of Huib van Wees
Re: Shell access to remote server?
 
I.M.H.O. shell access has a bit advantage, but not so much to pay more for it.

If you wan't to learn some *nix, install it on a own computer which you can "safely" distroy (in sense of software)

 
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Martin Dougiamas
Re: Shell access to remote server?
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For setting up things like cron shell is especially useful.  It depends on whether the host has set up a good web-based control panel or not.
 
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Picture of Steven Day
Re: Shell access to remote server?
 
The host uses cpanel, which is quite easy to use of course. I am always tempted to learn more *nix but realistically there's enough on my plate already. Better finish the leftovers before starting another course.

Thanks for you help.

Steven

PS I loved the "pocket Moodle" thread on another discussion board smile
 
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