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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Ctrl-C Club?

Ctrl-C Club is a Linux server offering free shell and web accounts to users who want to build webpages, chat online, learn Linux, play text console games, or fiddle around writing software.

Ctrl-C Club was inspired and guided by the tilde.club experiment.

Who made this?

This server was built by Eric Budd. You can read his blog or contact him here.

Development and support kindly provided by Surge Forward Consulting

Hosting is provided by Mount Olive Software, LLC

Initial funding provided by Chad Dumler-Montplaisir. You can find him online here.

Hosted at Digital Ocean.

Tilde.club was started by Paul Ford. You can find his blog here.

How can I get in touch?

Send an email to admin@ctrl-c.club

I don't get it?

Think of it as a dirty open-source hippie handing out freebies in order to make more dirty open-source hippies.

What can I do with a Ctrl-C Club account?
  1. Make a web page
  2. Chat with others
  3. Learn some Linux
  4. Play games
  5. Do some programming
    Use Ruby! It's fantastic!ruby 2.3.7
    D is a fantastic compiled language.gdc 4.8.4
    Use Javascript without the browser.node 6.14.5
    Write in purely functional Haskell.ghc 7.6.3/ghci
    Want to go older-school with some C?gcc 4.8.4
    Try some classic PHP.php 5.5.9
    If you like Perl, we don't judge.perl 5.18.2
    Love Google? Try their Go languange.go 1.2.1
    Make your own text adventure games!i7 6M62
    Python is a fast dynamic language.python3 3.4.3
    Want six 9s of uptime? Erlang is your friend.erl 19
    Fans of Mathematica will like GNU Octave.octave 3.8.1
    Practice your SQL chops with SQLite!sqlite3 3.8.2
    Java is quite popular.java 1.8.0_181
    Rust is the Moz foundation's hot new language!rustc 1.12.1
    Love Erlang VM, but hate the language? Try Elixir!elixir 1.6.6
    Elm is a functional language for the browser.elm 0.17.1
    Love Ruby syntax but it's just too slow? We have Crystal!crystal 0.26.1
    OCaml is a fast, flexible language.ocaml 4.01.0
    Pony is an actor-model, capabilities-secure language.ponyc 0.24.4
    Clojure is a dynamic, functional, Lisp-like language.clojure 1.9.0
    Mono is a .NET environment.mono
    GForth is the GNU implementation of the super-tight stack language, Forth.gforth 0.7.0
    Racket is for those who love a little old-school Lisp.racket 5.3.6
    Lua is a lightweight, high-level, embedded programming language.lua 5.2.3
    Nim is a statically typed, compiled systems programming language.nim 0.19.0
I need an older version of one of those languages

We have older versions of a few languages:

Python is a fast dynamic language.python 2.7.6
Use Ruby! It's fantastic!ruby 1.9.3
Java is quite popular.java 1.7.0/IcedTea 2.5.4
Make your own text adventure games!inform 6.31/i7 6M62


What programs are available in my Ctrl-C Club account?

A bunch. Working on a list.

Can I get [package] installed?

Probably! Send an email with your suggestion to admin@ctrl-c.club

How much disk space do I get?

The short answer is that there are no "hard" limits, but keep in mind that Ctrl-C.club is a shared resource. Let's all be good neighbors!

There's plenty of space for most kinds of development, basic data storage, etc., but please don't use it as a place to keep your music/movie collection. As a rule of thumb, using a few hundred megs should be fine, but once you start getting over that, it may be time to look at what you're trying to accomplish and consider whether Ctrl-C.club is the right place to keep those things.

If there's something you'd like to do that you think might use too much space, get in touch at admin@ctrl-c.club and we'll work something out!

What are the rules for Ctrl-C Club?

Nothing formal just yet; just be a good citizen. The Golden Rule is a good guide.