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get quotes from free ebooks for your friends.
quote.pl finds quotes in free ebooks at project gutenberg then tweets them.
to run quote.pl, you'll first need to install a few perl modules.
I personally like local::lib and cpanminus. quote.pl is wired to use local::lib so it doesn't require root installation of the modules.
to build the modules with cpanminus you'll need the following system packages installed
# apt-get install make gcc
you'll also need to install libssl-dev for Twitter.
# apt-get install libssl-dev
then, through cpanm (running as your unpriv'd user, if local::lib)
$ cpanm LWP::Simple $ cpanm Net::Twitter::Lite::WithAPIv1_1 $ cpanm Net::OAuth
quote.pl has optional functonality to post to twitter you'll need to create oauth credentials for quote.pl if you want to post. you can do so at https://apps.twitter.com
quote.pl will look for the credentials in a file named .quote.rc, inside the pwd
# quote.pl twitter oauth settings account:_daily_book consumer_key:QWERTY1234 consumer_secret:FEEDBEEF access_token:12345-SOMETHING access_token_secret:anotherlongstringnotreallyanaccesstoken
warning: ^ not really oauth credentials ^
$ perl quote.pl -h usage: ./quote.pl -s -t options: -t|--twitter post the quote to twitter -s|--silent dont display any output (requires -t) -m|--manual 1234 manually specify the book number -h|--help displays this dialogue
quote.pl can be run without any options. it'll simply go out and get a quote, then show it to you.
$ perl quote.pl quote.pl finding a quote, just a moment for more information, please see quote.log title: Girl Scouts at Dandelion Camp author: Lillian Elizabeth Roy "Scouts, don't give up," called Mrs. Vernon, laughingly. "Betty is doing fine, so you must not stop such treatment." gutenberg.org/ebooks/37800
you can also manually specify an ebook number from gutenberg's catalog. quote.pl will tell you if it couldn't find a book with that number.
if you want to run the script via cron, there is also a silent mode, which won't output anything but the log file.
quote.log contains issues found during the run, as well as why it skips over a book.
$ cat quote.log [05052016.103329] [info] no quote found - 7718.txt [05052016.104014] [info] no quote found - 36304.txt [05052016.104027] [info] posting to twitter [05052016.104048] [info] ebook isn't in English - 12637.txt [05052016.104048] [info] posting to twitter [05052016.104219] [info] posting to twitter [05052016.205719] [fatal] cannot open index: Permission denied [05052016.210324] [info] no quote found - 29493.txt [05052016.210324] [info] posting to twitter
quote.pl utilizes an index of book numbers to download from the mirror. This repo contains an older version, but also contains a script to create a new up-to-date index.
catalog.bash checks the timestamp of the archive of rdf files (the catalog of all books) on gutenberg's mirror, compares it to the local index, and if need, downloads, extracts, and creates a new index file of the book numbers. catalog.bash then removes the old index and cleans up after itself.
the script can be run manually, in this case, showing the local index is newer than the archive on the mirror. it then exits without download anything new.
$ bash catalog.bash checking timestamp on server - done checking timestamp on stored catalog - done comparing timestamps - up to date
catalog.bash sees it needs to get the new catalog, then proceeds to go through with its work.
$ bash catalog.bash checking timestamp on server - done checking timestamp on stored catalog - done comparing timestamps - done downloading new archive - done unpacking the archive - done untar'ing - done removing tar - done building the catalog - done renaming new and removing the old catalog - done removing the old cache - done all done
the original intention of the catalog.bash script (as well as quote.pl) was to run through cron. this can be done with a simple crontab entry.
$ crontab -l 0 3 * * * cd /home/blaine/dev/projects/daily_book/; bash catalog.bash 30 12 * * * cd /home/blaine/dev/projects/daily_book/; perl quote.pl -t
see it in action
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