Execute a file on read?

I am toying around with the concept of dynamic configuration files for
Asterisk (http://www.asterisk.org), and I was wondering if its possible
to have a dynamic file that’s executed on read. Basicly, when executed,
the script would output a file that Asterisk is happy with, and
preferably the file could have the extension “.conf”, but inside would
be Ruby code. Is this possible, or am I pipe dreaming? Thanks.

Eddie

You want Unix fifos (man mkfifo) coupled with a Ruby program that opens
the fifo for writing and dumps config file contents to any ‘client’.

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On 11/3/06, eddieroger [email protected] wrote:

I am toying around with the concept of dynamic configuration files for
Asterisk (http://www.asterisk.org), and I was wondering if its possible
to have a dynamic file that’s executed on read. Basicly, when executed,
the script would output a file that Asterisk is happy with, and
preferably the file could have the extension “.conf”, but inside would
be Ruby code. Is this possible, or am I pipe dreaming? Thanks.

Something like:

File.open(“foo.conf”, “wb”) do |cf|
cf.puts <<-EOS
puts “Hello, Ruby.”
EOS
end
load “foo.conf”

?

-austin

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