The File App in OnDemand allows users to easily transfer files to or from their local computers, view and edit files on the CCR systems, and other basic file management tasks.  


NOTE: This application is provided as is and built into OnDemand.  CCR is not able to make any modifications to the software.  Basic information on the app is provided below and we'd like to point out a few important things to note when using the app:

- Do NOT transfer large files or large amounts of file using this app.  Please use the data transfer node for large file transfers or our Globus Endpoint.

- File transfer is limited to the amount of memory on the OnDemand server and the number of users currently using it.  If you get errors, please report them to CCR help.



To begin with, the user needs to login to OnDemand. Instructions for how to login to OnDemand can be found here.

Once Logged in click Files > Home Directory



Open a File 

Users can open a file with the View Button.
Select the file you wish to open and then click the View Button.



Editing a File 


The Edit button next to View button opens the Editor app in a new window.  The Editor offers various features such as changing text to changing the theme of the Editor.


Select the file you wish to edit and then click the Edit Button.
After making your changes, click the Save button to save the changes.


Renaming a File


Select the file to rename and then click the Rename/Move button.  Enter the new name then click the OK button in the dialogue box.

Copy/Paste Files

To copy a file, first select the file to copy and then click the copy button. Navigate to the directory you want to paste the file and then click the paste button.


Moving Files 

Select the file you want to move and click the button Rename/Move. Enter the path of the file in the dialogue box.


Note: You don't have to enter the full path - just  enter sub-directory/filename.extension

NOTE: Currently, the File app can only move the files within the user's home directory and sub-directories. To move a file into a project directory or /gpfs/scratch, users need to Copy and Paste the files or use the 'cp' or 'mv' commands on the command line.

Moving files from home directory to /gpfs/scratch


Select the file you want to move and click the button Copy.

Click the "Go to" button and enter the path /gpfs/scratch/your_folder then click Paste button. 


Some users have access to /projects/academic or /projects/industry. One can also move files with the above method to/from the projects folder.



Show Dotfiles

Dotfiles are the files that are hidden by the operating system. They may contain environment settings, configurations for software programs, or hold confidential data.  Editing them should be done with caution as misconfiguration will affect how a program runs.

To view Dotfiles click the checkbox 'Show Dotfiles'.



Refresh Button 


To view the updated files use the refresh button.