The File Submssion System
Dr. Thomas W Bennet
The submit system is a collection of software which allows
instructors to receive files through the World-Wide Web.
It was created as a convenient way to receive programming
assignments. The instructor uses a command-line program to
create web submit forms which look like
The student uses the page to send the required programs.
These are delivered into a directory in the instructor's home
area on the server.
While many instructors receive submissions as
email attachments, the web-based submission system has
a number of advantages:
- Full logging of submission transactions.
- When the web interface tells the student that the file
has been submitted, it has already been saved on the
server. There is no delay or possibility of silent loss
at some intermediate mail host.
- There is no need to filter (and perhaps fail to filter)
submissions out of the regular stream of electronic mail.
- There is no need to extract and organize email
- The system rejects submissions with missing files, or
containing binary files where text is required.
The submit system is written mostly in perl, with a little C.
It was developed on a system using Linux and Apache web server.
It should work fine on any Unix-like system with a web server
that supports CGI. It requires perl, the
CGI.pm perl module,
The submit system is released under the Gnu Public License. It
may be downloaded from SourceForge