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plugin:xfortune

xfortune Plugin

Compatible with DokuWiki

2009-12-25, 2010-11-07

plugin Display a random quote and update it every few seconds with a new one

Last updated on
2017-04-20
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Similar to fortune

Tagged with ajax, quotes, random

This plugin is able to read datafiles used by the popular Unix tool fortune and to display a random one. It then replaces the displayed one every few seconds with a new one using an AJAX request.

Download

Download and install the plugin either manually or through the plugin manager using the download link given above.

Changes

Usage

Just reference a textfile with the correct format with the following syntax:

{{xfortune>namespace:cookiefile.txt}}

You may specify the interval for changing the cookie in seconds:

{{xfortune>namespace:cookiefile.txt?15}}

The default is 30 seconds.

Input files

The cookie file needs to be a text file 1) where each cookie is separated by a % char on it's own line. You need to upload those files through the mediamanager.

Here is an example:

%
My first cookie
%
Another cookie
with multiple lines
%
Third cookie
%

Known Shortcomings

  • If your input files are not in UTF-8 this plugin will assume they are in latin1 and tries to convert them to UTF-8. If you get any charset problems, make sure the file is valid UTF-8.
  • Using compiled fortune cookies would probably be more effective
  • It is implied above, but I think it is better to state it explicitly: at least for DW Lemming and the latest version of the plugin, the fortune file must have UNIX line endings (LF). Windows line endings won't do. — ryan.chappelleLuis Machuca Bezzaza
    ryan.chappelle

    2011/02/07 02:48
1)
the uncompiled source files for fortune, not the binary ones created by strfile
plugin/xfortune.txt · Last modified: 2017-04-20 23:51 by andi