dailystrips-update(1) 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writing (August, 2007) upstream development seems to have ceased, so using this script will likely result in a more out-of-date strips definiton than is included in the distribution.


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 set)
--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 old
-V, --version
Print version number
-h, --help
Show summary of options


This manual page was written by Rene Weber <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).