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hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« on: December 07, 2013, 06:09:16 am »
Hi Everyone,

For those that upload files to hobbes.nmsu.edu , the system used at hobbes is CASE sensitive.

Please ensure all the text matches between the file name and the template  file that goes with it. (the filenames, not the contents of the template).

Also, if replacing an earlier file, make sure that the case listed matches the file listed found in the archive.

The easiest option is to ensure all file names are lowercase but its your call :)

Note that if you have a failed upload, you can either rename the file OR delete the file, you have a few minutes in which to do this.
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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 09:01:06 am »
Hihi Ian,

Must the extension be zip or can we use also Rar or Tar or Lz or Xz or 7z ?


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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2013, 03:12:40 pm »
Quote from: Ian Manners link=topic=260.msg2085#msg2085
date=1386392956
For those that upload files to hobbes.nmsu.edu , the system used
 at hobbes is CASE sensitive.

Ian, thank you.

Even more: Every file will be converted to lowercase. That means: If
someone uploaded a file in e.g. mixed case, a search for the mixed
case filename won't be successful.

The only way to handle this is to follow the Hobbes upload policy and
upload files only in lowercase.

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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2013, 03:18:14 pm »
Must the extension be zip or can we use also Rar or Tar or Lz or Xz or 7z ?

I just know that also WPI is allowed since several years. The upload policy
document was written before that. I don't know how other archive formats
will be handled. Just ask the Hobbes archiver. IMO all the archive formats
you've mentioned make problems for people, so developers shouldn't use
them.

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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2013, 06:56:45 pm »
Hihi Ian,

Must the extension be zip or can we use also Rar or Tar or Lz or Xz or 7z ?

Only zip and wpi are acceptable with exe in the case of self extracting archives such as warpin occasionally acceptable. I'd advise zipping up any self extracting exe file.

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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2013, 07:12:37 pm »
More work 'might' be done to hobbes soon, part of our submission was for the scripts to accept some other archive formats such as rar and 7z but lets face it, how many people use some of the other formats these days ?

I think its a good idea to stick to zip, wpi, or exe files as most people have WPI installed, and all OS/2 - eCS users have unzip (as provided with base OS/2). RAR is also ok as its increased in use.

99.99% of tar files uploaded to hobbes incoming are dodgy files, so I dont think there is much interest in keeping that as an acceptable file extension.

On the file case, yes, files were all converted to lowercase when they are moved by the scripts on the old hobbes server, I haven't checked I assume its the same with the current hobbes server. The input scripts that handle this DO look for identical filenames case wise, with the relevant txt extension, this is also a great way to remove dodgy files which don't have a descriptions file.  It shouldn't be to hard to modify the scripts to convert then check, or even do a [aA] on identifying files but that's up to NMSU.edu.

I'll add the file case stuff to my list and pass along, that's a good idea :)
« Last Edit: December 11, 2013, 08:45:48 am by Ian Manners »
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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 04:24:32 pm »
Hi Andreas

I think your statement regarding case is wrong.

To test I suggest you search for USBcfg which gives 3 results here.


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Re: hobbes.nmsu.edu information
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 07:36:56 pm »
Hi Andreas

I think your statement regarding case is wrong.

To test I suggest you search for USBcfg which gives 3 results here.

Strange. I thought I'd seen the case conversion on moving from incoming to the
destination dir several times, but apparently I'm wrong. Thanks.