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TxSig

TxSig is a random signature rotator. It can randomly pick from a directory of files containing fortunes or quotes. It offers a variety of features such as compatibility with files from 'fortune.' Users can generate their own quote files.

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  •  11 Nov 2004 09:34

    Release Notes: A problem with creating and updating the data.cnt file was fixed. The installation subrouting now deals with a wider variety of conditions. A segmentation fault that occurred when hashes related to the database were not untied after use was fixed along with a minor bug in the percentages subroutine.

    •  12 Mar 2004 19:05

      Release Notes: There are minor changes to the documentation, and minor formating changes to the statistic output subroutine. The -R option now accurately updates quote files that have changed. Previously, it skipped over them, and the only way around this was to run txsig -R -A to purge the DB and start fresh.

      •  09 Dec 2003 22:33

        Release Notes: This release uses pointers to locate quotes in files; this is significantly faster than the older method that involved reading the file until the appropriate quote was found. It no longer updates its database files automatically, which vastly improves speed. When changes are made to the quote file directory, txsig must be run with the -R option in order to update the files. The database format has changed to include pointer formation.

        •  05 Dec 2003 04:29

          Release Notes: The executable name was changed to remove the .pl extension. The -S option was added to add sig-dashes like pine. The -k option (print config) was changed to -C and the -a option (print percentages) was changed to -P in order to make these options easier to remember.

          •  02 Dec 2003 11:56

            Release Notes: In this version, config files have changed format and are much more strict. A few minor features were added, and spelling and formatting have been cleaned up.

            Recent comments

            06 Feb 2004 16:25 justanotherguy

            Re: New Features?

            > Are there any features that you would
            > like to see in the next release of
            > TxSig? I've been kicking it around and
            > adding and tweaking things here and
            > there, but feel like I"m pretty
            > much done with it. Is there something
            > that I've totally missed out on adding
            > or fixing? Drop me a line either here or
            > send me some email.
            >
            > Thanks
            > Aaron


            It seems to work fine once installed, thanks for the tips.
            I think tweaks would involve the install script picking up the perl location automatically!
            Its a nice script though - good job.

            02 Feb 2004 14:45 TheTxoof

            New Features?
            Are there any features that you would like to see in the next release of TxSig? I've been kicking it around and adding and tweaking things here and there, but feel like I"m pretty much done with it. Is there something that I've totally missed out on adding or fixing? Drop me a line either here or send me some email.

            Thanks
            Aaron

            27 Jan 2004 07:02 TheTxoof

            Re: txsig has problems find perl

            > the script uses;
            > #!/usr/local/bin/perl
            >
            > but on my system perl is at
            > /usr/bin/perl so I have to hack it
            > manually to correct this
            >
            > when I run it all i ever get is this
            > (I'm using 1.01);
            > "
            > david#./txsig -f samplefiles/simpsons
            > Errors in txsig logged!
            > Try txsig -h for help"
            >
            > there doesnt seem to be any log
            > either
            >


            Off the top of my head, it looks like the problem is with the way that you are supplying the -f option. Txsig is stupidly literal with path names and for the most part needs absolute path names.
            Try using the *full* path to the sample file.
            As for not generating logs, that is very odd. Check ~/txsig.log for logs. That's the default location.
            Also, try using -v 6 to increase the output to the log. Feel free to email me (txoof@hotmail.com) as well.
            I would very much like to see the problems you are having and fix them. I'd like to see if I can fix the stupidly literal way that it handles paths as well.
            Oh, and I'll add something to the documentation about changing the path to perl. That's a pretty common problem. Another solution is to simply run the script with 'perl txsig' That will have the same result.

            27 Jan 2004 02:25 justanotherguy

            txsig has problems find perl
            the script uses;
            #!/usr/local/bin/perl

            but on my system perl is at /usr/bin/perl so I have to hack it manually to correct this

            when I run it all i ever get is this (I'm using 1.01);
            "
            david#./txsig -f samplefiles/simpsons
            Errors in txsig logged!
            Try txsig -h for help"

            there doesnt seem to be any log either

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