Create a text file (for example with vi, emacs, Notepad; not with Word) which will be sitting in you public_html directory on stokes and is called officetimes or officetimes.txt. (For example, for Alexander the file is
If you are using Windows, the file is sitting in the public_html directory on your S: drive.
The file must be world readable (in the same way as all other files on the web pages are). Under UNIX, you can accheive this by the commands
cd ~/public_html chmod go+x ~ chmod go+rx . chmod go+r officetimes
The text file contains commands that indicate different types of events as well as their times and locations. Each event is given on a line by itself.
At the moment, events start at the full hour and run for one hour. Events that run longer have to be entered for each time slot. (If there is serious need for other start times, please let me know.)
Each command starts with an optional letter (OLWNR) which indicates the type of event. If subsequent events are of the same type, this letter does not need to be given again.
The types are:
Unless the event is an office hour, this is followed by the name of the event and the location. (The last blank on the line separates the event from the location, thus room numbers are not permitted to contain a blank space.) If you do not want (or cannot) list a room, give a question mark.
Locations (Room Numbers) may not contain a blank (but events may, thus Algebra Seminar WB117 is parsed as expected).
O MW10 F2 L MWF11 M766 WB014 MWF14 M400X E202 W R2 Seminar WB117 N T3 Soccer ? R This is my scheduleproduces the following schedule (Soccer practice Tuesdays at 3 will not appear on the web but only in the printed version.)
|10am||Office Hour||Office Hour|
|11am||M766 (WB014)||M766 (WB014)||M766 (WB014)|
|2pm||M400X (E202)||M400X (E202)||Seminar (WB117)||Office Hour|
The schedule files will be updated once every night, thus any corrections will appear on the web only the next day.
For questions please contact Alexander Hulpke.
Microsoft Windows Instructions
In your public_html directory on Stokes (S-drive), create a new Text Document and
rename it officetimes
without the .txt extension.
(Claim, when queried automatically by microsoft, that you know what
you are doing!)
Enter the information in the file according to the instructions above.