LinuxTaRT can use a user defined template file to generate the signature. The name and location of this file can be specified in ~/.tartrc, but defaults to the following location:



LinuxTaRT recognizes the following directives in the template and replaces them with the corresponding values:

%c1 - CustomText1 from .tartrc

%c2 - CustomText2 from .tartrc

%tg - tagline

Randomly selected from the tagline database.

%hr - horizontal line

%dt - todays date

In the format: Monday, February 25, 2002

%12 - current hour

12-hour format

%24 - current hour

24-hour format

%mn - current minutes

%ap - AM / PM

%ut - system uptime

For RiscOS or systems with the sysinfo function.

%ib - time in ibeats

%vi - LinuxTaRT version string

%% - the percent symbol (%)

Any other characters in the template are copied to the signature as is.


The following template:

LinuxTaRT - The Automatic Random Tagline


/dev/random says:



Generates the following signature:

LinuxTaRT - The Automatic Random Tagline


/dev/random says:

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