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Can't see download instructions for a submitted exercise #4259

janetriley opened this Issue Aug 18, 2018 · 3 comments


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janetriley commented Aug 18, 2018

The download instructions aren't visible once you've submitted something for an exercise.

I'm coming back to exercism after a few years away. (The new site looks great!) There was still an open exercise, but I deleted the files off my laptop a long time ago. I was able to figure out most of the command from another exercise, but it took several attempts to dope out the exercise name for "word count" - turns out you put a dash between words.

The migration instructions expect you to have the old files handy, and use underscores for spaces.

It would be handy if there were a way to see the download command again.


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ftt commented Aug 19, 2018

You can use exercism download -u *UUID* where UUID is a random looking sequence of characters at the end of the URL of your exercise: is here...


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janetriley commented Aug 19, 2018

Thanks. That might be a good item to add to a FAQ.

I got unstuck by doping out how the exercises were named. I opened the ticket for the next person in this situation.

I don't want to be prescriptive about an implementation, because I'm not a user experience person and I don't know the user community. I was stuck, and I looked in all the places I could think of. Is there a way to make the right next step available on the site?


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NobbZ commented Aug 19, 2018

Still there should be a copy-button, that makes it easy to get the download command, similar to how it is already for a fresh assignment.

It just consumes unnecessary time to either guess the exercises slug from the name or selectively copying the UUID from the URL.

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