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Command line usage

jayze.py [arguments]

If you provide no arguments, jayze's version will be printed to stdout.
To get a quick overview of available arguments, use -h or --help.
Do not forget to escape characters that are special to your command line environment with a \ (backslash). E.g. for --floater, --chars, --center, etc.

Generators

Generator arguments

Use these to generate output. Each of the generators support a set of options that can be combined together to your liking.

Some generators take files as input. These must contain one item per line. Lines starting with # will be ignored (empty lines too, except for --typewriter). See docs/example_input for files to start with.

Quick overview of each generator:

Generator Supported options Outputs to Example output
--gen-fibonaccis --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol stdout gen_fibonaccis.txt
--gen-primes --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol stdout gen_primes.txt
--gen-triangulars --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol stdout gen_triangulars.txt
--gen-lines --delay, --rep, --chars, --case, --floater, --center, --sparkle, --eol stdout gen_lines.txt
--gen-phrases --delay, --rep, --varlen, --case, --eol stdout gen_phrases.txt
--gen-typewriter --delay, --case stdout gen_typewriter.txt
--gen-permutations --delay, --case stdout gen_permutations.txt
--gen-dummyfile file gen_dummyfile.txt

--gen-fibonaccis START END

Type START: int
Type END: int
Options: --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol

Output Fibonacci numbers from START to END. Set END to 0 to let it run without a limit.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 100
jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 0

--gen-primes START END

Type START: int
Type END: int
Options: --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol

Output prime numbers from START to END. Set END to 0 to let it run without a limit.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-primes 0 100
jayze.py --gen-primes 0 0

--gen-triangulars START END

Type START: int
Type END: int
Options: --delay, --scinot, --ascinot, --prec, --sqrt, --eol

Output triangular numbers from START to END. Set END to 0 to let it run without a limit.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-triangulars 0 100
jayze.py --gen-triangulars 0 0

--gen-lines LENGTH

Type LENGTH: int
Options: --delay, --rep, --chars, --case, --floater, --center, --sparkle, --eol

Output lines with a fixed LENGTH and randomized characters from --chars.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20

--gen-phrases FILE [FILE ...]

Type FILE: str
Options: --delay, --rep, --varlen, --case, --eol

Output random phrases constructed from lines in text files.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-phrases names.txt
jayze.py --gen-phrases prefixes.txt names.txt suffixes.txt

--gen-typewriter FILE [FILE ...]

Type FILE: str
Options: --delay, --case

Output words letter for letter like a typewriter from lines in text files. You probably WANT to add the --delay option.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-typewriter typewriter1.txt
jayze.py --gen-typewriter typewriter1.txt typewriter2.txt --delay 0.075
jayze.py --gen-typewriter typewriter3.txt --delay 0.075

--gen-permutations CHARACTERS

Type CHARACTERS: str
Options: --delay, --case, --eol

Output all possible permutations of CHARACTERS.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-permutations ABCD

--gen-dummyfile SIZE FILE

Type SIZE: int
Type FILE: str

Write SIZE bytes to FILE.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-dummyfile 1000 dummy.dat

Options

These are the options that can be overridden. If a generator supports one of these options, and the option is not provided throught the command line, the option's default value will be silently used.

Option arguments

--ascinot

Default: Keep original number

Automatically convert numbers to scientific number notation when they exceed the precision limit. Change precision limit with --prec.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --ascinot

--case CASE

Default: Keep original case
Choices: capitalize, lower, title, upper, random

Case format to apply on the output.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --case upper

--center CHARACTER_CENTER CHARACTER_BLIP

Type CHARACTER_CENTER: str
Type CHARACTER_BLIP: str
Default: No center effect
Choices: capitalize, lower, title, upper, random

Characters to use for the center effect. CHAR_BLIP will only be visible if a floater effect is crossing the center.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --center \| \*

--chars CHARACTERS

Type CHARACTERS: str
Default: abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ0123456789@!?#

Characters to use for output.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --chars abcdefgh01234567

--delay SECONDS

Type SECONDS: int or float
Default: Output as fast as possible

How many seconds to idle after each output iteration.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --delay 1.5

--eol CHARACTERS

Type CHARACTERS: str
Default: New line

Which characters to add at the end of output iteration. If you want a space, enclose it in quotes.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-primes 0 100 --eol \|
jayze.py --gen-primes 0 100 --eol " "
jayze.py --gen-primes 0 100 --eol ""

--floater CHARACTER_TO_RIGHT CHARACTER_TO_LEFT CHARACTER_BORDER_RIGHT CHARACTER_BORDER_LEFT

Type CHARACTER_TO_RIGHT: str
Type CHARACTER_TO_LEFT: str
Type CHARACTER_BORDER_RIGHT: str
Type CHARACTER_BORDER_LEFT: str
Default: No floater effect

Characters to use for the floater effect.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --floater \\ / \) \(
jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --floater \\ / \) \( --center \| \*

--prec PRECISION

Type PRECISION: int
Default: 8

Number precision to use.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --prec 4 --scinot 
jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --prec 4 --ascinot
jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --prec 4 --sqrt

--rep

Default: Avoid immediate repetition

Allow immediate repetition of characters and lines.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-lines 4 --rep --chars ABCD

--scinot

Default: Do not use scientific number notation

Use scientific number notation.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --scinot
jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --scinot --prec 16

--sparkle CHARACTER [CHARACTER ...]

Type CHARACTER: str
Default: No sparkle effect

Characters to use for the sparkle effect.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --sparkle \*
jayze.py --gen-lines 20 --sparkle x \* \+ \- --chars " " --rep

--sqrt

Default: Keep original numbers

Output square root of originally computed numbers.

Examples:

jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --sqrt
jayze.py --gen-fibonaccis 0 10000000000 --sqrt --scinot

--varlen CHANCE

Type CHANCE: float
Default: Do not vary parts count

Vary parts count by chance between 0.0 and 1.0.

Example:

jayze.py --gen-phrases prefixes.txt names.txt suffixes.txt --varlen 0.5

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