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metafy - Change the metasyntactic words in your text


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


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:

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.


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

Metasyntactic options


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


Force in-place edition

Informative options

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


Print the list of available themes.


Print version information.


Print a short help message.


Philippe "BooK" Bruhat, <>.


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


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

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