As discussed in class, it is the responsibility of each student to prevent other students from obtaining any progamming files. Should any instances of cheating be discovered, both students will (at least) receive a grade of 0 on the programming assignment, and lose one letter grade on their final grades for the course. So, please take all necessary steps to ensure that no one can access your programming files. This page will show you how to change the file permissions using the web site connect.ece.utexas.edu, so that only you can access your files through a computer.
On the connect.ece.utexas.edu website, click on the link for FTP. On this page, login using your ecelrc password (just as you would to use one of the computers in the lab). After logging in, the page will show the files in your home directory. The directories within your home directory will be listed on the upper half of your screen, with the files on the lower half. If the file whose permissions you wish to change are not in your home directory, simply click on the name of the directory which contains the file and that directory will open.
The permissions for a file detail who can access a file and how they are permitted to interact with the file. There are three permission classifications: owner, group, and world. For your program files, you are the owner, the group corresponds to all students, and the world is anyone who chooses to try and view your files. Each group has three settings: read, write, and execute. Read access allows the person trying to access the file to view it. Write access gives that person the ability to change the file. Finally, execute access allows the person to run the file.