Provided by: dailystrips_1.0.28-11_all bug


       dailystrips-update - 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       in a more out-of-date strips definiton than is included in the distribution.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  <>,
       for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).

                                          June 25, 2004                     DAILYSTRIPS-UPDATE(1)