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Re: iTunes lacking on CPAN...

by crenz (Priest)
on Nov 13, 2006 at 12:55 UTC ( #583700=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to iTunes lacking on CPAN...

Another idea would be to save yourself quite some work by using a service like

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Re^2: iTunes lacking on CPAN...
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Nov 13, 2006 at 16:54 UTC

    It looks like has an XML/RSS feed that I can use (along with some HTML they provide that links to a .gif image with a list of recently played tracks. Doesn't update too fast though it looks like...) to show the most recent tracks...perhaps i could use XML::Twig for this...

    The XML is a LOT simpler for this site:

    Or, I could even parse the even simpler CSV file:

    1163436933,Staind Everything Changes 1163436668,The Smashing Pumpkins 1979 1163436360,Yellowcard Gifts and Curses 1163435904,Rascal Flatts What Hurts The Most

Re^2: iTunes lacking on CPAN...
by stonecolddevin (Vicar) on Nov 13, 2006 at 16:44 UTC

    Looks like that could work great crenz. ++ to you :-). I still think it would be nice to have a module do this so people wouldn't have to sign up for a service to do it for me...that way they could have a perl app or C program that could run in the background and update automatically...


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[tye]: I just daemonized and getlogin() still knew who I had been.
[tye]: perhaps loginuid ? Not that I concede that something not being in /proc means it is not useful.
[Corion]: tye: That's really interesting, but maybe it is because getlogin() returns the name, or the uid, so if that user has been replaced by another user with the same uid in the meantime, that's no problem to the system...
[davido]: or on ubuntu /var/run/utmp
[Corion]: Otherwise, I would imagine that a user with a process still alive would lock that information in memory.
[davido]: so last -f /var/run/utmp on ubuntu provides similar (though more verbose) info
[oiskuu]: glibc getlogin just does ttyname() and falls back on getutline(); it's not security related at all. (reminds me of sendmail and remote finger services of the naive early spam era)
[Corion]: But yes, "who started this process" is interesting information :)
[tye]: no, I really believe that "login user" was added as a fundamental bit of info about each process in order to enhance the usefulness of auditing
[Corion]: Ah - if that information is saved in a file, then you could theoretically spam that file and confuse getlogin(). So, don't use it for authentication :)

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