The procedure is:
For example, if I were trying to submit files in a directory
named lab53 which contains my files,
I would type:
This would group all the files into a "tar-file" (sort-of like a zip file), apply a timestamp, and move the tar-file to a special submission directory. You may submit multiple versions, and I will grade the most recently submitted. So there is no harm in trying this out early.
This submits the files in the directory and then provides a list of
all files submitted so far, so you can check to make sure it went in
OK. The program adds a timestamp to the file name so what you will
see (in addition to some other things) will look like:
-rw------- 1 lmcdowel mids 68608 Oct 7 23:38 lmcdowel.Sep15.161628.tar
Check to make sure it worked!. After submitting, you can check the size of the submission to make sure all you files made it. In the fifth column of the output (between the "mids" and the date) is the size of the submitted file in bytes (68608 in the example above). If this is 0 or 1024 then the submission failed. Reread the instructions and try again. If it still fails, then send me an email with a transcript of the submission and I will look into it.
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION BY EMAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION BY FLOPPY DISK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION BY ZIP DISK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION BY CD-ROM/RW/DVD WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. YOU MUST USE THE SUBMIT PROGRAM.
IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO TEST THE PROGRAM THIS WEEK TO ENSURE THAT IT WORKS AND YOU UNDERSTAND HOW TO USE IT. FAILURE TO USE THE TOOLS CORRECTLY IS NEVER AN EXCUSE.
This submit utility and most of the helpful directions are courtesy of Dr. Crabbe.