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       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       result  in  a more out-of-date strips definiton than is included in the


       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

       --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

       -V, --version
              Print version number

       -h, --help
              Show summary of options




       This  manual  page  was  written by Rene Weber <rene_debmaint@public.e->, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may  be  used
       by others).

                                 June 25, 2004