Adding Info to RPInfo

For RPI students & faculty, adding things to the World Wide Web is easy. This is a quick guide on how you can get information into RPinfo. You should also read the RPInfo FAQ.

  1. Create a directory
  2. From your home directory, type: "mkdir public_html"

  3. Make that directory public
  4. Type: "fs setacl public_html system:anyuser rl"

    More information on file security is available from ITS:

  5. Create a home page
  6. You can put whatever you like in your home page. The only thing you need to do is write in a language called HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language).

    Quick Tips

    Other home pages

    Help with HTML

  7. Covering the legalities
  8. Before you can get pointed at from RPInfo, you need to sign some forms. Read "How to get your information into RPInfo"

  9. Getting Pointed At
  10. The things you put into your public_html directory don't do much good if nobody can find them. So, you typically want somebody to point at you. I would expect that most departments and student groups would be willing to point at their members. If they don't maybe you ought to harass them until they do.

Last Changed: February 9, 1995.