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More on LinuxToday CLI Magic: Customize your Comics with dailystrips

Oct 03, 2006, 09:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"Here's a handy Perl script to automate a critical part of your daily routine. dailystrips can help fetch your favorite Internet comic strips in time for you to enjoy them with your first cup of coffee, without your having to surf for them. You can run it from the CLI, or set it up to run automatically each day in cron. Set up correctly, dailystrips will either create an HMTL file you can browse to read the strips, or actually download the images and store them locally for you--your choice.

"After downloading, decompress the tarball with tar xzf dailystrips-version.tar.gz or tar xjf dailystrips-version.tar.bz2, depending on which compression type you selected. You'll also need to have Perl installed, and ImageMagick too, if you're going to use the more sophisticated local mode..."

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