How to get variety to recognise new quote file without restart?

Asked by Liam Flood on 2014-07-16

I am using crontab and wget to get input every 15 minutes for a quote file that is then put in ~/.config/variety/pluginconfig/quotes/

How do I get variety to recognise this updated file without restarting the application?


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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #1

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Peter Levi (peterlevi) said : #2

The current LocalFilesSource quote plugin reads the quote files only on load and does not refresh them live.

If you feel fine with programming, you can implement a custom quote plugin RefreshableLocalFilesSource based on the current one that would reread the file every time it is asked for quotes, or would use file-monitoring APIs to reload the files when necessary (more complex programming, but less resource-intensive). Keep in mind that there is another level of caching of quotes, so the methods get_random(), get_by_keyword(), etc. will have to return lists with one quote only, not all the quotes at once as the current plugin does.

If you go that way, please keep me updated.

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