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Re: Does the new LambdaMOO core support Web?

On Tue, 9 Apr 1996, Jefferson M. Dubrule wrote:

> Hmm.  Tricky.  The thing is, dumping is not handled by a particular object. 
> Every now and then (by default) the server itself saves a copy of everything to
> the drive.  If you had, say, a very large $note that kept the log, it would get
> dumped too.  However, it will all be dumped into the same file.  You have a
> couple of options that I can think of.  #1 open a network connection to an ftp
> daemon, say, and upload through that.  You could also have it mail it to you. 
> #2.  Save it in the .db file with some funky comments at the beginning and end,
> then use a program running in Unix to extract that log.  Either way it will be
> a pain to implement, and probably too hard.  Why do you need it in a separate
> file?  Would in-db be good enough?

A couple other options for saving to disk:

1) The server is equipped to log all commands that any user types; you 
could use that and filter it.

2) You could install the File Utilities Package (FUP) and save directly 
to the file.  (Has the FUP been updated for 1.8.0?  Anyone?)

(Incidentally, connecting to an FTP server really isn't practical, since 
nobody's done the work make MOO speak the FTP language.  It would 
probably be easier to write a daemon that spools the incoming stuff to 

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