NAMEken, b1ff, censor, chef, cockney, eleet, fanboy, fudd, jethro, jibberish, jive, kenny, kraut, ky00te, nethack, newspeak, nyc, pirate, rasterman, scottish, spammer, scramble, studly, uniencode, upside-down - assorted text filters
SYNOPSIS$SHELL | chef newspeak < thesis.tex > newthesis.tex eleet | wall # b1ff works well too b1ff | ircII | censor
DESCRIPTIONAll of these programs are filters to do all sorts of strange things to text. No personal, racial, religious or societal slurs are intended. For amusement only. All the filters read input from stdin, change it, and write the filtered text to stdout. Some filters also support reading from files and writing to stdout. b1ff The B1FF filter cockney Cockney English chef convert English on stdin to Mock Swedish on stdout eleet K3wl hacker slang fanboy Speak like a fanboy. Filters out extraneous words and focuses on the words fans use. By default, it will speak like a fan of git/Linus/linux development. To change this, pass as parameters the words that the fanboy typically uses. Alternatively, pass the name of a topic that typically has fanboys to use a predefined word list. fudd Elmer Fudd jethro Hillbilly text filter jive Jive English jibberish Runs text through a random selection of the rest of the filters, to make really weird output. ken English into Cockney, featuring (dubious) rhyming slang for a lot of computer terminology. kraut Generates text with a bad German accent. kenny Generates text as spoken by Kenny on South Park. ky00te This program places a very cute (and familiar to FurryMuck fans) accent on any text file. nethackify Wiped out text like can be found in nethack. newspeak A-la-1984 censor CDA-ize text nyc Brooklyn English pirate Talk like a pirate. rasterman Makes text look like it came from the keyboard of Carsten Haitzler. scottish Fake scottish (dwarven) accent filter, inspired by the character "Durkon" from Order of the Stick. spammer Turns honest text into something that is liable to be flagged as spam. scramble Scramble the "inner" letters of each word in the input into a random order. The resulting text is still strangely readable. studly Studly caps. uniencode Use glorious unicode to the fullest possibile extent. As seen previously in many man pages. upside-down Flips text upside down. Stand on your head and squint to read the output.
SEE ALSO/usr/share/doc/filters/SAMPLES Lists samples of the output of all the filters. Other filters: pig From the bsdgames package, pig converts text to pig latin. dog --oog From the dog package, dog can also function as a filter, converting text to OOG-speak.
AUTHORSThe eleet, upside-down, chef, b1ff, and censor filters were written by Joey Hess <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Daniel V Klein <email@example.com> wrote the cockney, jive, and nyc filters. jibberish is by Raul Miller <firstname.lastname@example.org>, jethro is by Duane Paulson <email@example.com>, rasterman is by Zachary Beane, ken is by Stephen K Mulrine <firstname.lastname@example.org>, newspeak is by Jamie Zawinski <email@example.com>, studly is by Nick Phillips <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gurkan Sengun <email@example.com> wrote nethackify, Dougal Campbell <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote pirate, kraut is by John Sparks, scottish by Adam Borowski, Kenny is by Christian Garbs and Alan Eldridge, and scramble by Andrew J. Buehler. RASTERMAN(6)