[LON-CAPA-users] Uploading a mass of questions
Wed, 8 Nov 2006 11:05:04 -0500
Unfortunately I think there is a bug in version 2.1 (the version we are
running) that does not handle zip or tar files correctly (decompress gives
error). I will inquire about getting ssh access to the library server.
> You can zip the problems together and upload a complete zip
> or tar file.
> LON-CAPA will pull it apart for you. You want to be careful
> about the number of files in any one directory (a single
> directory with 700 files will be hard to handle).
> I also endorse the suggestion that you ssh in. Your
> construction space is simply your /home/user/public_html
> directory, but you need to be careful with ownership of the files.
> > In that case, even though it's *strongly discouraged* and
> not really
> > supported, I think your best bet is going to be going into
> the library
> > server directly via ssh, and dealing with the tarball at
> the command
> > line. Many of us here, including myself, could help you
> through this
> > offline, as long as you have a shell account on the server.
> Let me know if you want a hand.
> > Todd
> > On Tuesday 07 November 2006 05:15 pm, James Sullivan wrote:
> >> Let's say I had a bunch of loncapa problems on my hard drive. I
> >> produced these from parsing a latex file that a colleague
> passed me.
> >> He uses Scientific Workplace to generate test banks of questions.
> >> There's 748 questions in total; all of which have been
> seperated and
> >> formatted to loncapa conventions by my script. I could
> copy and paste
> >> each file into the xml editor but there has to be a better way.
> >> What's the quickest way to get them up to loncapa? We are
> running 2.1
> >> so I don't think I can upload a tar ball.
> >> Thanks,
> >> Jay
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