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QUOTED(1) quoted QUOTED(1)

quoted - A ´qotd´ Quote Server

The ´quoted´ application operates as an inetd invoked server, or as a daemon (with the ´-d´ option), and returns a randomly selected quote from the ´quotes´ file. The ´quotes´ file resides in either the ´/etc´ or ´/usr/local/etc´ directory, depending upon your operating system. Normally it will reside in ´/usr/local/etc´. For more information on the file system hierarchy, see hier(7).

The ´qotd´ service gives you a random ´Quote of the Day´ from a data file ´quotes´ that uses a simple text format. The ´quotes´ file format separates individual quotes by a ´%´ on a line by itself. A final line containing a ´%´ marks the end of the file, though it is not required.
Typically, the quotes file will look as follows:
"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
 Nathan Hale
"There is nothing to fear but fear itself."
 Franklin D. Roosevelt
"Great Spirits Have Always Encountered Violent Opposition From
 Mediocre Minds"
 Albert Einstein
You may add your own quotes at any point in the file provided that you maintain the same file format. Carriage returns M) should be stripped out if you edit this file on a computer that adds these characters at the end of a line.

quoted [-d|D][-p:port][#]
# is the optional quote number (beginning with zero) to display a specific quote
-d instructs quoted to run as a daemon (do not use with inetd)
-D instructs quoted to simulate running as a daemon, but run from the console, for debugging purposes.
-p:port instructs quoted to listen on a specific port th TCP and UDP). This is only valid when either -d or -D is specified. The default port is 17 td).
In ´inetd.conf´ you can add the following lines to invoke 'quoted' via inetd:
qotd  stream  tcp nowait  nobody  /usr/local/bin/quoted
qotd  dgram   udp wait    nobody  /usr/local/bin/quoted

22 November 2004 1.0

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