All assignments are to be submitted electronically and are automatically time stamped, so we know when files were submitted. Logs are kept of everything, so if you try to submit files and it does not work correctly, we can look at the logs to help identify the problems.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you have submitted all the files that are required for each assignment. All files you submit should be named appropriately. If you fail to submit homework, we can't grade it, you get a zero for the assignment.
You can run the
checkin program on the same
file as many times as you like. The
checkin program will keep
every copy, but only the most recent will be graded. If, for some reason, you
want an older version to be graded, let us know.
checkin program only runs on CS Department
Linux machines. It won't run on your home computer, or on a Windows computer.
checkin program will let you check
in any file at all, whether it is a text file, or an
executable, or a jpeg, or a video game, or a ... you get the idea ... so be
careful what you submit!
checkin program will NOT alter your copy of
the file being submitted. It will just send a duplicate of it for grading.
Don't worry about it harming your files--it won't.
Every assignment has three dates associated with it:
checkinprogram won't let you. This is so your beleaguered instructor can change the assignments to match how the class is doing.
checkinprogram will remind you of the due date of an assignment when you submit it. If you are before the due date, it will let you know how much longer you have to re-sumbit a newer version before the due date. If you are after the due date, it will let you know that the assignment is late. Hopefully you will still get some partial credit.
checkinprogram will simply not let you submit after this date. After this date, there is no partial credit. Sorry! However, if you would like feedback on your homework after the drop dead date, you can email the homework to the TA and the TA will give you feedback on how you did (but no grade!)
cdto the subdirectory containing the file(s) to check in.
moreso that you're sure it's what you've been working on.
HWx should be whichever homework you
are submitting (such as HW3 or HW1), and filenames should be replaced
with whatever filenames you want so submit. You don't need to submit all of
the files at the same time if you don't want to. One at a time is fine as
well, they will only overwrite the older files if they have the SAME name.
checkin program will tell you some
messages. Hopefully, they will say encouraging things like "Checkin
successful", and the current date/time, and other useful information. It will
also tell you if it has made any backups of older files.
First, login to one of the CS Department Linux machines (if you aren't on one already).
To get a list of all the files that you've ever submitted for this class:
To get a list of the files for a particular homework assignment:
To look at a particular file that you checked in:
~cs560/bin/peek HWx filename
~cs560/bin/peek HWx filename | more
However, if you turned in the assignment late, it will get renamed--see the next section.
If you turn in your homework after the Due Date (see above), but before
the Drop Dead Date, the assignment will get renamed: the file
LATE_foo.c. This is so that the people grading the
homework will know that it's late. This renaming may affect the results
you get from the
To see all your grades for this class:
To see just the grade for a particular assignment, along with any remarks from the grader:
You may not like typing in such long commands.
In that case, you can add aliases to your
alias ci560 '~cs560/bin/checkin' alias pk560 '~cs560/bin/peek'
The effect would be that you would only need to type:
ci560 HW2 myfile.txt
~cs560/bin/checkin HW2 myfile.txt
Let's say you wanted to turn in a file
Results.txt for homework #2:
% cd ~/Assignment2 % ls Results.txt SomeOtherFile.txt SomeThingElse.txt % ~cs560/bin/checkin HW2 Results.txt Checking in files for assignment 'HW2' Current time is: Tue Jan 29 11:06:42 2013 Assignment is ON TIME! If you wish, you may turn in another (presumably better) version up until Wed Jan 30 12:00:00 2013 and it will replace this version. File Results.txt was checked in.
Now, suppose you made a mistake and wish to fix it and submit a new copy..
% vi Results.txt % ~cs560/bin/checkin HW2 Results.txt Checking in files for assignment 'HW2' Current time is: Tue Jan 29 11:27:16 2013 Assignment is ON TIME! If you wish, you may turn in another (presumably better) version up until Wed Jan 30 12:00:00 2013 and it will replace this version. Renaming old Results.txt to Results.txt.old File Results.txt was checked in. % ~cs560/bin/peek Size Date Time Assignment File ---------- --------------- -------- ---------- ---- 13703 Tue Jan 29 2013 11:27:16 HW2 Results.txt 13814 Tue Jan 29 2013 11:06:42 HW2 Results.txt.old 2 Files listed
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Last updated January 2013