A script for poets

Jorn Argelo jorn at wcborstel.nl
Thu Feb 9 12:13:52 PST 2006

Kristian Vaaf wrote:

> Hello!
> Again with my script requests, this time I'm wondering if anybody
> has ever felt like writing a shell script that makes it easy to write 
> rhymes,
> poems or just make up funny lines.
> http://www.rhymer.com is a great place, but unfortunately it requires 
> a browser.
> Or maybe this is a feature that extends beyond the purpose of shell 
> scripting,
> and that maybe for such I should start looking into languages like Ruby?
> Hoping for generous expert advise.
> Thank you, peasants and poets :)
> Vaaf (wuff)
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Hmm, maybe you could use LWP (libwww-perl) to execute search queries to 
a site like rhyme.poetry.com and then get the results in an array and do 
whatever you want with the output. Basically LWP is capable of printing 
out the raw HTML format, so a little bit of handy dandy perl functions 
would help a lot. LWP is a very nice perl module, and I suggest you look 
into that if you want to use an existing site to get your rhymes out.



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