dailystrips-update - download updated dailystrips definitions
dailystrips-update [OPTIONS] DAYS
This script is intended to use under the assumption that the development version
of strips.def is the latest and best. Unfortunately, at the time of this
writing (August, 2007) upstream development seems to have ceased, so using
this script will likely result in a more out-of-date strips definiton
than is included in the distribution.
Due to the above, as of November 2009, dailystrips-update has been
neutered to exit immediately on execution, and it is expected that it will be
removed in a future version of this package.
The dailystrips-update script is provided to automatically retrieve
updated strip definitions from a central server, eliminating the need to
manually download and install new versions of the entire program.
It is recommened that the dailystrips-update script be run
before each execution of the main dailystrips program. The
dailystrips-update script has provisions to only check for updates if
the current file has reached a certain age, which maximizes efficiency and
should allow users to run the update script before each execution of
dailystrips without overtaxing the update server.
Operation is straightforward. Simply execute dailystrips-update and the
updated definitions will be saved to ~/.dailystrips-updates.def, which will
automatically be loaded by the main dailystrips program.
- -q, --quiet
- Turn off progress messages
- -v, --verbose
- Turn on extra progress information, overrides -q
- --proxy host:port
- Use specified HTTP proxy server (overrides environment proxy, if set)
- --proxyauth user:pass
- Set username and password for proxy server
- Ignore the http_proxy environment variable, if set
- --retries NUM
- When downloading items, make NUM attempts instead of only once
- --updates FILE
- Save updates to FILE instead of ~/.dailystrips-updates.def
- --minage NUM
- Skip downloading updates if local file is less than NUM seconds old
- -V, --version
- Print version number
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options
This manual page was written by Rene Weber
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
system (but may be used by others).