Just wanted to share this small python code that naïvely converts a signify parameter file into a RSS file that can be used in GMail with the Random Signature Appender lab feature.

It doesn't support any magical option of Signify (alignment, variable replacement). However, current lab feature has limitation to 96 chars in signature. This definitively sucks.

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´´´ import lxml.etree as et import sys import StringIO import codecs

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Version 2, December 2004

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take first command line parameter as input file

f = codecs.open( sys.argv[1], "r", "utf-8" )

signs = [] current_signature = ""

preamble = """ <rss version="0.91"> <channel> <title>Signify converted signatures</title> <taxonomy: tag: [backup] language>en-us</language> </channel> </rss> """

tree = et.parse(StringIO.StringIO(preamble)) channelNode = tree.xpath('/rss/channel')[0] count = 0

for line in f: line = line.rstrip() if line.find("#") == 0: line = line

do nothing

elif line.find('%') == 0: if len(current_signature) > 0: signs.append(current_signature)

item = et.Element("item") title = et.Element("title") title.text = current_signature

item.append(title) channelNode.append(item)

count += 1 current_signature = "" else:

current_signature += line + " "

print et.tostring(tree, xml_declaration=True, encoding="utf-8") ´´´

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