MOO-cows Mailing List Archive
Adding MANY players at once
Date: Sun, 28 Jan 1996 16:07:00 PST
From: PILOSOF AVI <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Posting-date: Mon, 29 Jan 1996 11:07 +1100
The moo we are setting up here will be such that people login from a VMS
based system. When they choose the MOO menu item, they will be automagically
logged in using their login name and some auto-generated password.
The problem is that we need to add these users in the first place, and we're
talking about several hundred to begin with.
I have the list of users, formatted however I want, etc, etc, etc.
The original thought was to write a unix shell script to telnet to the moo
host for each name, and send a "create <name> <pass>" to the host. However,
I can't think of a way to do this, since once telnet starts, I doubt I can
send a string to its port from the unix shell.
I'd welcome any suggestions. Assume I have UNIX, WinNT, and VMS at my
While I'm here, let me ask this:
Why does this command:
;ctime( $time_utils:from_ctime(ctime()) )
"Tue Jan 30 03:05:08 1996 EST"
When the date is actually (as returned by ctime):
"Mon Jan 29 11:05:08 1996 EST"
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