Administering the Technical Report System

The nuts and bolts of the tech report system

Reviewed by Brian White 6/26/2014

The technical reports system has three main parts:

The technical reports directory, which consists almost completely of pdf files, is at /afs/unc/common/doc/www/techreports.  This directory also contains the index.html file that is accessed when one access the tech report web page, currently at http://www.cs.unc.edu/xcms/techreports/techreports.html.  The index.html file puts up a drop-down menu listing years for which we have tech reports.

The tech report cgi directory is at /afs/unc/common/doc/www/cgi-bin/compServ/techrep.  The most important file there is make.files.cgi, which is called by the index.html file above.  This is the program that generates web listings of technical reports.