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result in a more out-of-date strips definiton than is included in the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.
Turn off progress messages
Turn on extra progress information, overrides -q
Use specified HTTP proxy server (overrides environment proxy, if
Set username and password for proxy server
Ignore the http_proxy environment variable, if set
When downloading items, make NUM attempts instead of only once
Save updates to FILE instead of ~/.dailystrips-updates.def
Skip downloading updates if local file is less than NUM seconds
Print version number
Show summary of options
This manual page was written by Rene Weber <email@example.com-
mail.elvenlord.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used
June 25, 2004