The best scripts ever (trick or treat)

Gary Kline kline at
Wed Nov 2 12:10:01 PST 2005

On Wed, Nov 02, 2005 at 09:39:07AM +0000, Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 01, 2005 at 02:20:51PM -0800, Gary Kline wrote:
> > 	Let's say we request people submit only their sh script
> > 	(to start).   What would the format need to be so that 
> > 	a script could parse email and auto-HTML the script?'
>  #!/bin/sh --
>  portinstall squirrelmail
> Did I win a biscuit? :)
> Ceri

	Would some  gold stars do? :)

	evolution take ASCII and iso.8859-15 text and turns it into
	HTML too (I think; don't *quote me*).  I have a C prog that 
	I've been using privingly for 11 years that does this and 
	more, but what what I'm thinkg of is a script that would
	take a posted script and using the KEYWORDS of, say:

	"CATEORY: foo
	"FUNCTION: it_does_this
	"OPTIONS: can_do_this_or_that"

	echo "hello world"

	and generate am HTML file like:

	<! this belongs in category "foo" -->

	<CENTER> Function</CENTER>
	This script does: "it does this"


	<CENTER> Options</CENTER>
	This script "can do this or that" using flags "-a" "-b" "-c"


	echo "hello world"


	In most things I agree with the KISS philosophy:
	"Keep it simple, Sir".

	This is my off-the-top-of-my-head idea; I'm sure most of you
	guys are better at shell and-or HTML hacking and have better


   Gary Kline     kline at     Public service Unix

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