Managing and Transferring Files with HCC OnDemand

From the OnDemand portal, you can view, edit, rename/move, upload/download, copy, create, and delete files and directories. First, choose the file system you would like to access (/home, /work, or /common) by selecting it from the “Files” drop-down menu.

You will be directed to the File Explorer page which displays the directory contents of the chosen file system and provides a user-friendly interface for file operations and transfers.

Basic file operations can be accomplished by selecting a file or directory and clicking on the button for the desired operation. Selecting a text file and then clicking the “Edit” button will open up a separate tab with a text editor, allowing you to modify text files directly through the portal.

Switching to a different file system from within the File Explorer page is done by clicking on “Go To…” any typing in the desired directory path. For example, if you are in your /home directory and want to switch to your /work directory, type /work/<groupname>/<username> in the pop-up window, and then click “OK”.

To transfer files between your computer and the cluster file system through OnDemand, use the “Upload” and “Download” buttons in the portal’s File Explorer interface. Clicking the “Upload” button and then “Choose Files” will open a local file browser window for you to select which file(s) you want to upload. Alternatively, you can drag and drop a file from your computer’s file explorer to the OnDemand window to upload it.

To download files to your local computer, select the files and directories you want (using Ctrl+click and Shift+click to select multiple items), and then click the “Download” button.

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