sigd - SIGnature Daemon
This page is about the SIGnature Daemon done
by Rhonda. If you were looking for another program
with the same name take a look at the end of the page.
What is this sigd you might ask... Well, it creates
a pipe called .signature in your homedir from which mailprograms
takes text that will be appended to your mails. What sigd does
is that it gives everyone that wants to read from .signature a
random signature file situated in a .sig dir in you homedir.
You can download the source-package directly from here:
Try to right-click on the link if you just get some
strange signs on your screen after the click.
It contains the following files:
Plans for future releases
a possibility to start it as real daemon -- DONE with
version 0.9.1, thanks to Andreas Krennmair
a lock file so no 2 sigd may run for one user -- DONE with
version 0.9.1, thanks to Jochen Striepe
A posibility to rehash the signature files without having to restart
using SIGHUP -- DONE with version 0.10.0, thanks to
- Use a log-file (or maybe syslog) if something bad happens. Haven't
decided what exactly to do in that situations (currently printing
STDERR which is linked to
... and some other stuff I can't thing of yet
If you have any sugguestions I would be pleased to hear about them.
Btw., I've been notified recently that there is another project that is
called sigd out there. It uses a different approach: While my sigd uses
a pipe to get true random content the other version overwrites the file
every 10 seconds (that's the default, you can of course change it :). If
you are interested in that project (or were looking for it) you should
take a look at this page (don't you simply hate this
linking name conventions? *sigh*).