Where should I save my .html files?
In order to be able to execute your .html files you need to create a WWW directory in your home directory. This will be the directory where the server will look for your .html files.
Why do I get Access Forbidden?
This is usually due to permissions that are set on your files and directories.Your home directory should have 701 permissions. Your WWW directory should have 755 permissions.The .html files need to have 644 permissions set. To change the permissions for your files or directory execute the chmod command:
chmod 644 file.html
Where are the error and access logs?
If you wish to view error and access logs, they are located on wyvern.cs.newpaltz.edu. The log files are contained in the directory at /var/log/httpd. Using the less command, the tail command, or any editor you can view the log entries created when the server runs your CGI/PHP programs.
How do I create and execute Perl files?
You would create a Perl file just like any other program using your favorite editor.The first line of your program must tell the system where it can find perl on your machine. On Linux this would be #!/usr/bin/perl. The file should be saved with .pl extension and with the execute permissions set.
Finally, to run your program you can type any of these:
If your home directory is not in the shell environment variable PATH, use: