MobaXterm (Windows terminal client)
Windows users are strongly recommended to connect to JASMIN using the freely available MobaXterm This article provides information about:
- Downloading and installing MobaXterm
- Basic usage
- Additional features
Downloading and installing MobaXterm
Download the free Home edition of MobaXterm. Once installed you can run it to get a local Linux-like terminal. MobaXterm provides terminal for Windows with X11 support (graphics) and a multi-tab view (see figure 1).
Figure 1. The MobaXterm front page with screenshot and download link.
In its simplest form MobaXterm provides an application that allows you to open multiple tabbed shell terminals on the local and/or remote machine. Figure 2 shows an example tab logged into a JASMIN server.
Figure 2. A MobaXterm terminal logged into JASMIN.
MobaXterm is a comprehensive application that enables many useful features such as:
- Saved session configurations
- SSH agent forwarding
- SFTP access (with graphical drag-n-drop)
- Split-tab mode
- SSH tunnelling
- Basic Linux commands such as:
cd, ls, pwd, cat
- Command-line transfer utilities:
scp, rsync, wget
Please see the MobaXterm documentation for details on these.