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Fun: A Canada Haste Grew Lip Worm Try

Or to translate: Create Anagrams With Wordplay

There is a very old Linux Terminal program that is just plain fun to play with. It’s called Wordplay, and was written way back in 1991, and the last update was in 1996.

What Wordplay does is take any input string, and automatically create all the possible anagrams that it can.

Start by heading over to your Package Manager, and searching for and then installing Wordplay:

Package Manager installing Wordplay

Package Manager installing Wordplay

Next,  open a Terminal window and simply type: wordplay

This will give you a listing of the variables available when running the program. Take note that a when inputting a complete sentence like I did above, that tens of thousands of results are possible. They will over-flow the memory buffer of your Terminal program. This will end up only displaying the last several hundred.

The easy way to solve this problem is to pipe the results to a text file, as shown in this example:

Running Wordplay in Terminal

Running Wordplay in Terminal

If things get out of hand,  you can always type a [CTL]+C to stop the program execution.

A snippet of my text editor, showing close to half a million output choices before I stopped it running!

Wordplay output

Wordplay output

Yes, you can limit the results in the configuration when you run the program though!

 

 

Disk Mapping

Want an easy way to visualize your hard drive usage? There is a wonderful, fun piece of software in your Software Manager called GdMap.

Graphical Disk map will draw a colorful¬† representation of all the files on your drive. Because it’s reading everything, it can take a couple of minutes after you select a folder before it shows the map.

Graphical Disk Map

Graphical Disk Map

The little squares on the map, increase in size based on the size of the file. The colors represent the different file types.

In the example of my bedside computer, all the teal colored tiles are audio files. I purchase a lot of albums from Amazon!

So give this little application a try, you might be surprised where all your space is going!