My Signup Sheet (version 2.1)
Please read everything but email me if
(1) you do not understand
(2) you get it running (so I can check it out and put up a link to your
DISTRIBUTION / LICENSE
HOW TO USE
1. web server (only tested on UNIX and LINUX)
2. Perl 5.00503 (may work with others)
This multipurpose sign-up sheet will allow you to
easily and quickly create a signup sheet for just
about any event. A limit to the number of people
allowed to sign up for each time slot can be
specified. The data is stored in a plain text
flat file database, so users can be removed by simply
editing the file if it is ever needed. As with any of
my scripts, I am always interested to see who is using
and what modifications, if any, have been made. If you
are willing, please send an email to me
and tell me you are using my script so I can check it out!
Create as many open slots for signup as you want!
Uses a template.html file to quickly make everything match your current site
Simply ftp your stuff or use the web based manager
Specify your own colors.
Set limits as to how many people can sign up for a specific slot, or choose no limit.
You choose whether or not other users view the schedule information.
You choose whether or not users can sign up for multiple slots at a time.
This software is released under the GPL. Please see the included LICENSE file.
Copyright (C) 2003 Erin Spiceland This program is free software; you can redistribute
it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published
by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option)
any later version. This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this
program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite
330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA Use this script at your own risk! I make no warranties
that it is hack proof!
1. Install scripts
Installation is easy:
1. put all of these files under your cgi-bin (or other executable web
2. chmod 755 signup.cgi
3. If you did not copy over the blank data.dat file, then touch data.dat (so that it doesnt
complain that no data file exists).
4. *optional* - chmod 666 data.dat (if your server does not execute CGI scripts as
the user. Hopefully you wont have to do this for security reasons).
5. edit sitevariables.pl to match your needs NOTE: this is where you specify each
slot you want the users to be able to choose from.
6. You may need to modify the first line of signup.cgi to point to where
perl is located on your server.
#!/usr/bin/perl (most common)
#!/soft/script/bin/perl (for users in web.utk.edu/~username/cgi-bin/)
7. Now just point your browser at it! e.g.- http://www.fuzzymonkey.org/cgi-bin/signup.cgi.
At my school under web.utk.edu users must use cgiwrap to use cgi on the account and
must point to http://web.utk.edu/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/username/signup.cgi
You may optionally put all of these files under a subdirectory.
2. Configure My Signup Sheet
3. You're done!
Edit sitevariables.pl to suit your needs. You will need to specify your
preferences on colors, a font, a template, your confedentiality preferences,
the information you want to get from your users, and all the different things,
such as dates and times, your users can choose from.
Fire up your browser and point it at the signup.cgi script.
Good Luck! Email me if you use it!
Just point your browser at it.
If you get an internal server error, run it from command line so that you can see what
is going wrong. See my FAQ on my script page for more info.
Version 2.1 Added the ability to allow users to make more than one choice
at a time if desired.
Version 2.0. Complete overhaul. The script was completly rewritten -
none of the code is the original. Added features are the ability to
choose whether or not your users see the schedule, templatability, ability
to define what info you get from your users, and the ability to set a limit
First real README :)
I need to do/need help with the following items
Anything else you want me to add... just email me.
Send questions or comments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mike and Erin Spice