This is the perl version of the quoter. :) You can find the C version here. To be honest i write this one to cover the need of my homepage for
random quotes. Ok, i know all about the program 'fortune' but i don't care. I just wanted to make it myself :).
For any comments just mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This program is under the Gnu Public License. :)
Current version is 0.04.
You can download the program by clicking here. ( i know this is not the best code you'll ever seen ... but i just wanted the program to work :) )
The archive contains the following files:
You can find more Quote files here(The collections originally can be found with the program "fortune"):
- quoter.pl - The main program :)
- qconf.sh - A small shell script (bash) that builds a config file.
- *.quo - The quote files.
- quoter.conf - The config file
- example.tpl - example template file
Quote Collection 1,
Quote Collection 2,
Quote Collection 3,
Quote Collection 4
There are five configuration parameters in the quoter.pl file.
$CONFIG_FILE - filename to quote configuration file
$QUOTE_MARK - see template file format
$EXTRA_HTML - the string that the program will append between each quote line
$APPEND_EXTRA_HTML - 0 do not append $EXTRA_HTML between each quote line,1 append
$DEBUG - 0 no debug output,1 debug output
The format of the quoter config file is:
FILE=[quote_filename] @@ QUO_NUMBER=[number_of_quotes_in_file] @@ HTML_FILE=[filename_of_template]
remember that the qconf.sh search and finds the *.quo files, counts the quotes and builds the config file.
the qconf script takes as first paramater the quote separator of the *.quo files.
Template file format
The format of a tmplate file is very simple. It's raw text, just put on a single line the QUOTE_MARK describe in quoter.pl.
This mark will be replaced by the quote. A small example follows:
Just a simple demo ....
The quote will replace the next line.
quote file format
The valid syntax for a quote file is the following:
The quote separator assumed to be the first line of each quote file.