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nserver

A nihilistic stats server written as part of reading Learn C the Hard Way.

It's a toy, bugs galore.

compiling

You'll need a C compiler (clang or gcc), the gdbm library and GNU make.

To compile the server, do:

gmake

To compile a debuggable version of the server, do:

gmake dev

The usual:

gmake clean

to clean up things.

This was written on an OpenBSD machine. There might be issues compiling this one other systems.

running

To start this server, do:

./bin/nserver

It'll be listening on port 7899.

You can connect as a client to the server via nc:

nc 127.0.0.1 7899

client commands

Recognized commands:

/create NAME
/sample NAME
/mean NAME
/dump NAME
/list
/store NAME
/load NAME ANOTHER_NAME

The /store command stores NAME in a persistent database on the disk.

The /load command loads the NAME from the persistent database into memory at ANOTHER_NAME.