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.


Why?

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.


Usage

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.


Platform support

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.


Getting sigmaker

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 <martin@schmitt.li>, Feb. 2001
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