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Project Directories

Project Directories

Any principal investigator (PI) may request a project directory to be shared by the research team. This project directory may be used to store data such as source code, binaries, and scripts. Project directories are accessible from Minerva in


By default, project directories are created with your group as owner therefore members of your group have read and write permissions. Team members must be a member of that group to access the project directory.

To find out which group owns a project directory (assume your group's name is tugxyz):

 $ ls -ld  /sc/orga/projects/yourGroupDirectory
 drwxrwx--- 2 48 tugxyz 4096 2011-03-05 12:42 yourGroupProjectDirectory/

To check your current groups, and which one is the effective group (the first in the list) use groups:

 $ groups
 tugxxx xxx tabxyx  tugxyz

To switch to the desired effective group (it will appear first in your list) use newgrp:

 $ newgrp tugxyz
 $ groups
 tugxyz tugxxx  xxx tabxyx  

Warning: Each time you switch to a new effective group it will create a child shell.

Project directories are not backed up as they are part of scratch storage. MSSM recommends that critical information be backed up to an archival storage independently.
To request an increase in the size of your project directory please submit a request to

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