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How to put files on the Web

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It is not as difficult as you might think to write your own pages and get them onto the CUED web. Each user of the Central System has a folder on For user ABC123 it will be This is available on the Central System as /www2home/ABC123. So if you create files in this folder and make them readable by all, they'll be visible on the web.

For example, if you create a file called /www2home/ABC123/cabbage, put some words into it, and make it readable to others (by right-clicking on it, and using the Properties menu, or typing "chmod a+r /www2home/$USER/cabbage") then anyone can view For further details, see How to create unofficial web pages.

It's a good idea to write a index.html file (a template index.html document is online) because this is the file that will be displayed if without a filename is loaded into a browser.

Remember to put a contact name on all your documents. And please read the Worldwide Web Departmental Guidelines too.