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Manual Reference Pages  -  GNARR (6)

NAME

gnarr - generate a dwarven battle cry

gnarr [-1]
gnarr -l
gnarr -h
gnarr -v
gnarr -m

Gnarr generates a dwarven battle cry using some preset templates. It is based on the Dwarven Battle Cry Generator that was in Dragon Magazine, with some additions.

CONTENTS

Options
Files
Templates
Bugs
Author

OPTIONS

-1 Print one battle cry and exit (normal behavior is to prompt for another). Suitable for use in scripts.

-l Print all replacements Gnarr can make to templates. You should probably pipe this to a pager.

-h Print a help text describing command options.

-v Print version information.

-m Print multiple battlecries, asking whether to stop after each.

FILES

/etc/gnarr/templates, Contains the templates Gnarr uses to construct battle cries; one is a global system file (installed with Gnarr), the other is user-specific.

TEMPLATES

Gnarr constructs battle cries by randomly choosing a template from the list in /etc/gnarr/templates and ~/.gnarrrc, and replacing certain words with randomly chosen words or phrases. For example, WEAPON is replaced by a random weapon name. THe word categories are defined by /etc/gnarr/categories, with each category having a separate configuration file in /etc/gnarr/ (i.e. /etc/gnarr/weapons).

For an up-to-date list, and what words they can be replaced by, see gnarr -l.

BUGS

Gnarr generates battle cries in Common, not Dwarvish. Also, it is unknown as to whether or not dwarves shout "Rice!" when entering battle. It is the opinion of the author that they do, however since v3, they don’t.

AUTHOR

Joe Wreschnig <piman@sacredchao.net> is the author Gnarr. This idea originally appeared in Dragon Magazine. Gnarr is in the public domain, but you are encouraged to contribute new cry templates or substitutions back to Joe. Version 3 enhancement and code cleanup by Daniel Ryslink <daniel.ryslink@dialtelecom.cz>.
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