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Re: Get your Daily Tao Te Ching fix

by chanio (Priest)
on Nov 12, 2006 at 16:44 UTC ( #583573=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Get your Daily Tao Te Ching fix


I made it more suitable to launch in Windows...

(more graphical)


As remembered later by radiantmatrix adding the following code will break the 'minimalistic' style required for adding it to cookies or other pieces of text that people use to do. It even makes the text longer... So, use it at your own discretion. Or add it as a second pipe like...
cat header.txt $(perl --today)
:) I'm sorry, radiantmatrix ... It wasn't my intention to change the spirit of your script. I should have noticed your purpose of leaving the output so alone :). I was only wanting to see it more friendly. And didn't imagine it inside another thing...
I changed the help's heading...
__.....-.. +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ _,' `\ `-. |D|a|i|l|y| |T|a|o| |t|e| |C|h|i|n|g| / /['\ | \ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ .' `.:/ .' L O-----------------------------------O | ,' | | Tao Te Ching (TTC) from: | | ,---'' | | | | ,' | | ~phalsall/texts/taote-v4.html | `. | ,. / | | \ ` ,.' / | See the file license.txt after | '` _,' | first run for the GNL license. | '--. _..-' O-----------------------------------O
And added a --B-today option to show with a banner as heading... With tkmore!
sub daily_tao { my $banner = shift;## NEW OPTION TO ADD A HEADER WITH THE TITLE ... print <<HEAD if ($banner); __.....-.. _,' `\ `-. / /['\ | \ +-+-+-+-+-+ +-+-+-+ .' `.:/ .' . |D|a|i|l|y| |T|a|o| | ,' | +-+-+ +-+-+-+-+-+ | ,---'' | |T|e| |C|h|i|n|g| | ,' | +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ `. | ,. / |p|r|i|n|t|e|r| |@| \ ` ,.' / +-+-+-+-+-+-+-+ +-+ '` _,' '--. _..-' HEAD printf "%s: %s\n%s", @{ $chapter[$day_index] }; ...
And the option...
... 'today' => \&daily_tao, 'B-today' => \&daily_tao(1), ## ADDS A BANNER ...
Then, I could also call it...
perl --B-today | tkmore -
Or in LINUX...
perl --B-today | perl -e'while (<>){print($_,$/) if ($_=~s/^/ +/ && $_=~s/[\r\n]//g)}'| Xdialog --rc-file ~/.ocrebox.rc --title="To +day's TAO" --textbox - 0 0 &
Thank you for your nice script!

I adjusted the ASCII-art to display well in my non monospaced screen....

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Re^2: Get your Daily Tao Te Ching fix
by radiantmatrix (Parson) on Nov 14, 2006 at 16:29 UTC

    Hey, some cool additions... but the point of not jazzing it up like that is to follow the UNIX methodology -- that is, to create a program with output that others can easily consume.

    I'd rather see you either (a)abstract my script into a module and then create two scripts -- one that uses your enhancements, and one that doesn't; or (b)create a wrapper or pipe target for the output of my script to add your enhancements.

    Honestly, I'd prefer option (a), as it would be trivial, then, to create GUI front-ends and the like. Maybe I'll take that on, if you don't...

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