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
- Create a directory
From your home directory, type: "mkdir public_html"
- Make that directory public
Type: "fs setacl public_html system:anyuser rl"
More information on file security is available from ITS:
- Create a home page
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).
- Name your home page "index.html", so you URL will be:
(Where yourid, of course, is your user ID.)
- Find an HTML page you like and look at its source code.
"View Source" is available from Mosaic's "File" menu.
If you really like a page, copy it and then swap in your information.
Use the "Save As ..." (HTML) command on the "File" menu.
"Using UNIX Workstations" and
"Using UNIX: The Rensselaer Computing System (RCS) if you want help on using UNIX.
- Consider using a word processor, saving the file as RTF, and then translating
into HTML with
Other home pages
Help with HTML
- Covering the legalities
Before you can get pointed at from RPInfo, you need to sign
some forms. Read
"How to get your information into RPInfo"
- Getting Pointed At
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.