Wrapper for getmail, providing daemon mode and encrypted passwords.
Do not use this software yet: it was one of the first projects I wrote in Python, it is buggy, it is poorly designed. I do use it, but I know its bugs and limitations.
I have a full rewrite in mind, but this is not my priority, so the release date (if any) should be quite far in the future. This rewrite can be tracked in branch next.
I - Description
Program Ch’val (abbreviated chval) is a wrapper for getmail. It provides two features:
- password are no longer stored in plain text, but are stored encrypted, using another password as a key;
- chval can be run as a daemon and call getmail every X minutes.
The name comes from Ferdinand Cheval, known as “le facteur Cheval” (Postman Cheval), a famous French postman and naive architect.
II - Installation
To install program, run the following command:
python setup.py install
More options can be found by typing:
python setup.py --help install
III - Copyright notice
Copyright 2010 Louis Paternault
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.
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