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#146 in Text processing
Your hyperspecific brainstorming-focused word generator.
Why does this exist?
I love the unix style of binary names: they either have a cool history behind them, or they're a cute pun.
And see, I'm pretty bad at coming up with those on the spot when creating a new project, so I wanted to have a word generator to aid my inspiration.
Your usual word generator will give you 5 two-letter words before it gives you anything useful though, so I decided to make it give you only the more uncommon words.
With those, I now can generate brainstorming material at will!
What does it do?
It prints a random words to stdout. Very simple.
If you specify a number after the command (
uclanr 5), it will print that many random words, separated by spaces.
The words this program uses are ranked by popularity: from 1001st most common word to the 10000th.
From there, I removed all words that are 4 letters long and below, leaving us with words that are at least 5 letters long.
And in the end, we have 7165 possible words. Hyperspecific, I know.
uclanr --help to see the help menu.
By default, the random words are joined by a space.
You can change that using
It doesn't necessarily have to be a single character.
If you specify
--joiner, it's treated as a newline character;
\t is a tab character.
-r to disable this functionality.
-c to specify the case of the words. Supported values are
caps for Capitalized words,
title for Title case words and
lower for lower case letters which is a default.
$ uclanr --help A word generator that specializes in useful words Usage: uclanr.exe [OPTIONS] [AMOUNT] Arguments: [AMOUNT] Amount of random words to print [default: 1] Options: -j, --joiner <JOINER> The string that joines the random words, if there are more than 1 [default: " "] -c, --case <CASE> Sets the case of every word [default: lower] [possible values: caps, title, lower] -r, --raw Disable interpreting \n as a newline and \t as a tab -h, --help Print help
cargo install uclanr
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cargo uninstall uclanr