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QUOTED(1)			    quoted			     QUOTED(1)

NAME
       quoted -	A 'qotd' Quote Server

SYNOPSIS
       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).

DESCRIPTION
       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
       %
       c.

       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.

USAGE
       quoted [-d|D][-p:port][#]

       where

       # is the	optional quote number (beginning with zero) to display a  spe-
       cific quote

       and

       -d instructs quoted to run as a daemon (do not use with inetd)

       and

       -D  instructs  quoted to	simulate running as a daemon, but run from the
       console,	for debugging purposes.

       and

       -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

SEE ALSO
       inetd(1)

1.0			       22 November 2004			     QUOTED(1)

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