LinuxTaRT(1) generates email signatures


tart [options]


TaRT generates email signatures based on a variety of rules and settings. It can make use of a template to allow the user to produce 100% customized signatures.


-a, --add
Prompt for a new tagline and enter it into the tagline database. (requires write permission on database file).
-d, --display
Display current signature and exit.
-h, --help
Display a help message and exit.
-k, --kill
Terminate TaRT in daemon mode.
-p, --proc
Display current status and PID (if applicable).
-l, --license
Display software license.
-s, --setup
Run built-in configuration tool.
--daemon <seconds>
Start in daemon momde and wait <seconds> seconds between updates.
--template <filename>
Run TaRT with the custom file specified here.
--config <filename>
Run TaRT with the config file specified here.

The following options may be set in the configuration file. The command line parameters will override other settings.

Enable/disable signature centering. (disabled)
Build signature based on template. (enabled)
Enable/disable date in signature. (enabled)
Enable/disable quiet mode. (disabled)
Enable/disable special dates. (enabled)
Enable/disable TaRT version information in signature. (enabled)


Configuration file, the location and name of the following files can be set here.
Tagline database. Contains taglines, one per line.
File where signature is written.
Signature template.
List of special dates.


Specifies the users home directory


To run TaRT using default or stored settings:


To run TaRT quietly:

tart +q

To run TaRT as a daemon and generate a new signature every 5 minutes:

tart --daemon 300


This man page was written for LinuxTaRT version 3.08


Mark Veinot <[email protected]>