dailystrips-update - download updated dailystrips definitions
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this script will likely result in a more out-of-date
than is included in the distribution.
Due to the above, as of November 2009, dailystrips-update
neutered to exit immediately on execution, and it is expected that it will be
removed in a future version of this package.
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
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
- --updates FILE
- Save updates to FILE instead of
- --minage NUM
- Skip downloading updates if local file is less than NUM
- -V, --version
- Print version number
- -h, --help
- Show summary of options
This manual page was written by Rene Weber
<email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux
system (but may be used by others).