metafy

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NAME
       metafy - Change the metasyntactic words in your text

SYNOPSIS
       metafy [ --help ] [ --version ] [--force-random]
       [theme[/category]:]theme[I>category>] [ file ... ]

DESCRIPTION
       metafy filters any metasyntactic word and replace them with words from
       any "Acme::MetaSyntactic" theme. This script works as a filter or
       directly modifies the files given on the command-line.

       A few examples should make it easy to understand what it does and how
       it works:

       •   Replace words from the "foo" theme by words from the "batman"
           theme:

               $ metafy foo:batman

       •   Replace the French metasyntactic words by the classic English ones:

               $ metafy foo/fr:foo/en

       •   Replace any word from the "batman" theme by a random one from the
           "donmartin" theme. The replacement will be different every time:

               $ metafy --force-random batman:donmartin

       •   Replace words from a theme by words from the same theme (for
           example if you didn't like the first run):

              $ metafy batman

           In other words, if "from" is not given, it's the same as "to".

       •   Modify a bunch of files in-place:

               $ metafy --in-place foo:batman *.c

           There is currently no way to create backup files (like perl's -i
           option allows).

       Each word from the original theme is replaced by the same word of the
       target theme. However, if the target theme does not contain enough
       words to map to the words from the original theme used in the file,
       then the same words maybe used more than once. This may break programs!

       The option --force-random will certainly break your stuff.

COMMAND-LINE OPTIONS
       The following command-line options are available (and can all be
       abbreviated):

   Metasyntactic options
       --force-random
           Compute the replacement for each word every time it's needed.  This
           will definitely break any program!

       --in-place
           Force in-place edition

   Informative options
       The program will exit if any of these options is selected.  However,
       these options can be combined.

       --themes
           Print the list of available themes.

       --version
           Print version information.

       --help
           Print a short help message.

AUTHOR
       Philippe "BooK" Bruhat, "<book@cpan.org>".

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2006 Philippe 'BooK' Bruhat, All Rights Reserved.

LICENSE
       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
       under the same terms as Perl itself.



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