A morse code mail notifier
cwbiff is a small Perl program (similar to the classix Unix program 'biff') which queries a mailbox and notifies the user about new incoming mail by sending the From: and Subject: lines in morse code (CW).
Before and after playing CW, an arbitrary command line action can be triggered, for example to stop and start a media player like 'xmms' if it's playing.
IMAP (SSL optional)
Functionality for POP3, maildir etc. can easily be implemented. Drop me a line if you're interested.
[fabian@host ~]$ cwbiff
cwbiff v0.2.0 starting...
Reading configuration from /home/fabian/.cwbiff
Method: imap, Server: mail.fkurz.net, Mailbox: INBOX
User: fabian, Poll: 60, SSL: yes
[21:01] Checking mail ...
mail fm Fabian Kurz : Testing cwbiff...
[21:02] Checking mail ...
[21:03] Checking mail ...
[21:04] Checking mail ...
mail fm Fabian Kurz : Another test!
It's written in Perl and invokes an external program to generate CW. One such program is morse.c, other similar programs are available, for example the "unixcw" package.
The Perl part is platform independent and should run on any OS, the morse part however is only available for Linux/Unix. If anyone knows of a Windows program capable of doing the same as morse.c etc. does (i.e. read text from STDIN and send it in CW), please let me know!
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What's New in This Release:
- This release features improved support for MIME-encoded mail headers (e.g., for German umlauts or Russian Cyrillic letters).
- It also includes a new wrapper script to use ebook2cw for the Morse code output.