sigmaker - A random .signature generator
Well, the title describes the thing rather well. Since I've been asked for it a few
times, here is the little script I use to randomly generate my .signature file.
Because all the existing tools didn't do the job well for me. What I found
especially annoying was that many of them use a named pipe for supplying the signature.
Most of the time this will cause a lock-up of the MUA when it's trying to read the sig while
for some reason the signature generator isn't running. sigmaker just writes a file
.signature, which should be absolutely fail-safe and compatible to about everything.
Error messages are no longer written to syslog. I found that syslog is the perfect place to log to if you want
to draw too much unneeded attention to your personal activities. Instead, sigmaker now writes its output to ~/.sigmaker.log.
- sigmaker starts the daemon.
- sigmaker dump prints a dump of all sigs.
- Send sigmaker
the HUP signal (e.g. killall -HUP sigmaker on Linux) to re-read the signature input file.
Expect Linux and the BSDs to work. Runs on Solaris just as fine, but
checking if sigmaker has already been started doesn't work for some reason.
sigmaker-1.2.0.tar.gz (3k) - including a sample input file with signatures auto-generated from the output of fortune -s.
Release date: 16. April 2001
Requires Perl and the standard Perl modules to run.
© Martin Schmitt <email@example.com>, Feb. 2001
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