Exercise: Move Files from public_html to ~vaweb

In this exercise, you will copy files from your public_html directory to ~vaweb.

  1. Check what groups you are a member.
    groups user
    where user is your login name on the system.
  2. Check the group assigned to your department's vaweb directory.
    cd ~vaweb
    ls -l YourDepartment
    where YourDepartment is the directory for your department's VAweb files.
  3. Are you a member of the group that has been assigned to your department's vaweb directory?
    • If so, then copy a file and the graphics and linked files to your department's directory, using
      cp files ~vaweb/YourDepartment
  4. Make sure to copy all files and graphics that are used in the pages that you want to put up on VAweb.
  5. Examine your pages in your browser. Make sure that all the graphics appear and the hyperlinks and forms work as desired.
    1. In the location window of your browser, type
      to view your pages.
    1. From the File menu in Navigator, choose the "Open Page" from the File menu. The Open Page dialog box appears
    2. Click the "Choose File" button. The file browser appears.
    3. Navigate to your departments directory on vaweb. The name of your html file will now appear in the Files box.
    4. Click on the file and then hit the return key or click the "OK" button at the button left of the dialog box. Then click "Open in Navigator" in the Open Page dialog box. You should always check your work in your browser.
  6. Add a hyperlink to main.html so that browers can access your going to the URL
    and then clicking on your new link.
    • Here's an example of a hyperlink.
      <a href="yourFile.html">Where this link takes you</a>
  • Check that your link appears when browse
  • Check that your link takes you to your document.
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