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Search and print The Codeless Code fables.


sh gem install codeless_code


The main use-case is to filter through the fables available in a given language. If multiple results are returned, their numbers and titles will be listed. If only one result is found, it will be show to you.

When showing a single fable, it will be shown via your PAGER, if set. You may force writing do STDOUT, by providing the -o - argument.

Basic Examples

sh codeless_code # list the fables for the default language (en) codeless_code 123 # print the fable numbered as "123" codeless_code --daily # print the daily fable codeless_code --random # print a random fable codeless_code -h # get help

Choosing a Data Set

There are different translations available, but different people

```sh codeless_code -p /some/dir # source the fables from a different folder codeless_code –list-translations # see what languages you can use codeless_code -L zh # list fables translated into Chinese codeless_code -L ru -R edro # list fables translated into Russian by edro

codeless_code -L fr –daily # print today’s French fable ```


You can combine many filters together. Only those fables which match every term will be returned.

sh # Find fables written on or after 2014, with at least a geekiness rating of 2, # and isn't part of a series codeless_code -Da 2014 -Gg 2 -nS


If the given filter returns more than one fable, they will be printed as a list. By default, only the Number header and title of each fable will be printed, one per line. You may use -e to specify additional headers to print. Note that not every fable will have an entry for every header.

sh codeless_code -e Names,Geekiness codeless_code -D 2015-06 -e Date -e Topics

Current Options

``` Usage: codeless_code [INFO]

   codeless_code [OPTION]... [FILTER]... [NUMBER]

Print or filter Codeless Code fables.

Info -h, –help –list-translations –version

Options -c, –columns when listing fables, format the output into columns -e, –headers headers to include in the list output. may be repeated -f, –format one of: raw, plain, or term (default) -o, –output write to the given file. “-“ for STDOUT -p, –path path to directory of fables. see –random select one fable, randomly, from the filtered list –random-set select n fables, randomly, from the filtered list –daily select one fable, randomly, from the filtered listbased on today’s date –trace print full error message if a fable fails to parse -s, –sort when listing fables, sort by the given header -r, –reverse when listing fables, reverse the order

Series Filters -S, –series -Ss, –series-start series starts with -Se, –series-end series ends with -hS, –has-series has series listed -nS, –no-series no series listed

Title Filters -T, –title -Ts, –title-start title starts with -Te, –title-end title ends with -hT, –has-title has title listed -nT, –no-title no title listed

Number Filters -N, –number number (this is the default argument) -Ng, –number-gte number or greater -Nl, –number-lte number or lower -hN, –has-number has number listed -nN, –no-number no number listed

Language Filters -L, –lang language code (default: en)

Translator Filters -R, –translator translator’s name (default: first one, alphabetically) -Rx, –translator-exact translator’s name, case-sensitive (default: first one, alphabetically)

Date Filters -D, –date publish date -Da, –date-after publish date or after -Db, –date-before publish date or before -nD, –no-date no publish date listed

Geekiness Filters -G, –geekiness geekiness rating -Gg, –geekiness-gte geekiness rating or greater -Gl, –geekiness-lte geekiness rating or lower -nG, –no-geekiness no geekiness rating

Name Filters -A, –name -As, –name-start name starts with -Ae, –name-end name ends with -nA, –no-name no name listed

Credits Filters -C, –credits -Cs, –credits-start credits starts with -Ce, –credits-end credits ends with -hC, –has-credits has credits listed -nC, –no-credits no credits listed

Tagline Filters -I, –tagline -Is, –tagline-start tagline starts with -Ie, –tagline-end tagline ends with -hI, –has-tagline has tagline listed -nI, –no-tagline no tagline listed ```



```sh bundle exec rake test COVERAGE=surewhynot bundle exec rake test

bundle exec guard COVERAGE=1 bundle exec guard ```

Contributing to codeless_code

  • Check out the latest master to make sure the feature hasn’t been implemented or the bug hasn’t been fixed yet.
  • Check out the issue tracker to make sure someone already hasn’t requested it and/or contributed it.
  • Fork the project.
  • Start a feature/bugfix branch.
  • Commit and push until you are happy with your contribution.
  • Make sure to add tests for it. This is important so I don’t break it in a future version unintentionally.
  • Please try not to mess with the Rakefile, version, or history. If you want to have your own version, or is otherwise necessary, that is fine, but please isolate to its own commit so I can cherry-pick around it.

Copyright (C) 2018 Jon Sangster

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

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