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Name

.subfiles - assignment configuration file for submit

Synopsis

/u/csNNN/handin/a1/.subfiles

Description

This file is used by the submit program.

A .subfiles file must be created for each assignment. It must contain a list of file patterns indicating files which will be accepted for the assignment corresponding to the direc- tory containing it.

If no .subfiles file exists for a particular assigment, that assignment will be totally unrecognized by the submit command.

The account-specific (i.e. course-specific) .submitrc file defines the actual directories where assignments are accepted, but it is highly recommended to use the default of

/u/$homeac/handin/

That is, usually something like

/u/csNNN/handin/

See submitrc(4).

In fact, the actual name .subfiles can be over-ridden, but that is similarly not recommended.

Detailed Format

Any line whose first non-whitespace character is a "#" will be treated as a comment and ignored.

Other lines should contain one or more shell "glob" filename patterns, separated by whitespace. (Note that a literal filename is a valid such "glob" pattern).

At the time of writing, submit actually used the equivalent of: /bin/sh echo "PATTERN" to expand the pattern, so the man page for sh(1) is the definitive documentation for exactly what patterns may be matched.

See Also

submit (1) - on-line course-assignment submission mechanism submitrc (4) - course account configuration file for submit file_filter (4) - file name filter program for submit sh (1) - shell: the standard shell

Bugs

A long time ago, the first line was always ignored whether-or-not it looked like a comment, but that has not been the case for a long time.

There is no way to exclude particular files with the patterns. The file_filter capability allows you to exclude a file, but always generates a diagnostic.

If a submitted file matches more than one pattern, it will be transferred multiple times by submit; once for each time it matches.

A filename pattern is assumed to be a string of non-whitespace. Therefore, filename patterns cannot contain spaces or other whitespace.

Topic revision: r1 - 2016-02-03 - YiLee
 
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