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Re: [Pan-users] My Wish List

From: Carl Wilhelm Soderstrom
Subject: Re: [Pan-users] My Wish List
Date: Thu, 18 Jul 2002 10:39:24 -0500
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> the solution that I know someone does, is write a small C program to take
> quotes from a database of some variety (dunno if it's 'fortune', or his own
> file); format them to fit in his .sig file, and then stuff the output into a
> named pipe.
> when the mailer/whatever reads from the pipe, emptying it, the C program
> (still sleeping in the background) wakes up and stuffs something new in the
> pipe.

let met clarify this, for those not familiar with named pipes:
the pipe in this case is named '.sig', or something similar, and programs
can read from it just as if it were a regular file.

one of the niftier features of UNIX. :)

Carl Soderstrom.
Network Engineer
Real-Time Enterprises

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