ken, b1ff, censor, chef, cockney, eleet, fanboy, fudd, jethro, jibberish, jive,
kenny, kraut, ky00te, nethackify, newspeak, nyc, pirate, rasterman, scottish,
spammer, scramble, studly, uniencode, upside-down - assorted text filters
$SHELL | chef
newspeak < thesis.tex > newthesis.tex
eleet | wall # b1ff works well too
b1ff | ircII | censor
All 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
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.
- The B1FF filter
- As seen in internet gifs everywhere.
- Cockney English
- convert English on stdin to Mock Swedish on stdout
- K3wl hacker slang
- 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.
- Elmer Fudd
- Hillbilly text filter
- Jive English
- Runs text through a random selection of the rest of the
filters, to make really weird output.
- English into Cockney, featuring (dubious) rhyming slang for
a lot of computer terminology.
- Generates text with a bad German accent.
- Generates text as spoken by Kenny on South Park.
- This program places a very cute (and familiar to FurryMuck
fans) accent on any text file.
- Wiped out text like can be found in nethack.
- CDA-ize text
- Brooklyn English
- Talk like a pirate.
- Makes text look like it came from the keyboard of Carsten
- Fake scottish (dwarven) accent filter, inspired by the
character "Durkon" from Order of the Stick.
- Turns honest text into something that is liable to be
flagged as spam.
- Scramble the "inner" letters of each word in the
input into a random order. The resulting text is still strangely
- Studly caps.
- Use glorious unicode to the fullest possible extent. As
seen previously in many man pages.
- Flips text upside down. Stand on your head and squint to
read the output.
- From the bsdgames package, pig converts text to pig
- dog --oog
- From the dog package, dog can also function as a filter,
converting text to OOG-speak.
The eleet, upside-down, chef, b1ff, and censor filters were written by Joey Hess
<email@example.com>. Daniel V Klein <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote the
cockney, jive, and nyc filters. jibberish is by Raul Miller
<email@example.com>, jethro is by Duane Paulson
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, rasterman is by Zachary Beane, ken is by
Stephen K Mulrine <email@example.com>, newspeak is by Jamie Zawinski
<firstname.lastname@example.org>, studly is by Nick Phillips
<email@example.com>, Gurkan Sengun <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wrote nethackify, Dougal Campbell <email@example.com> 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.