Link Webpages to a Research Directory

Some users may need more space for their public_html files than the space provided in their login (home) directory. If these users have access to a research or course directory, the following steps will use that directory to store their public_html files, while retaining the URL http://web.njit.edu/~UCID.

In the example below, it is assumed that the symbolic link "research" (pointing to the user's research directory) exists in the user's login directory. Enter the following commands on a Linux AFS client:

mv ~/public_html ~/public_html.orig
mkdir ~/research/public_html
fs sa ~/research http l
ln -s ~/research/public_html ~/public_html
/usr/afsws/bin/fs sa ~/public_html http rl
cd ~/public_html.orig
tar cf - . | (cd ~/research/public_html; tar xpf -)
/bin/rm -rf ~/public_html.orig

A similar procedure would be used for a course directory.

Last Updated: June 29, 2017