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The following information is retained only for legacy purposes and is out of date

If you are missing the 'www' folder in your home directory, you can create a new 'www' folder. View the information below to confirm your current directory and relink the 'www' folder. These steps must be done in a terminal ssh application - Putty (PC) or Terminal (Mac). 

Confirm your 'www' folder is missing
Confirm your current directory is your home directory by using the command:
yourusername@linux3$pwd

Your display should be: /afs/umbc.edu/users/y/o/yourusername/home

Move up a level and into the public directory by using the command:

yourusername@linux3$cd ../pub

List all the directories under the public area by using the following command:

yourusername@linux3$ls

If your www is listed, you can create the symbolic link in your home directory to avoid navigating around your account. If not, go to the section labeled 'Creating a new www directory' below to create the www folder.

Link your 'www' folder.

Create a symbolic link to the 'www' folder by using the following command:

yourusername@linux3$/bin/ln -s ../pub/www
Create a new 'www' directory

Confirm your current directory is still under the public section of your account by using the command:

yourusername@linux3$pwd

Your display should be: /afs/umbc.edu/users/y/o/yourusername/pub

Create the directory by using the following command:

yourusername@linux3$mkdir www

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