[ITP] wtf

Ronald Landheer-Cieslak blytkerchan@users.sourceforge.net
Mon Aug 4 11:21:00 GMT 2003

Has my vote,

Just a small note, though: most of the OLOCA acronyms are a lot more verbose
than their wtf counterparts, and some of them are duplicates. would it be 
possible to adapt your Perl script to weed out the (exact) duplicates?

JAT (*)


(*) JAT: Just A Thought - neither in wtf nor the OLOCA I'm afraid..

On Mon, Jul 28, 2003 at 08:17:11PM -0400, Igor Pechtchanski wrote:
> As per John Morrison's suggestion, I would like to contribute and maintain
> wtf (http://cronus.comp.utas.edu.au/~thsutton/computing/wtf.html).
> wtf(6) is a utility provided by some UNIX and UNIX-like systems including
> Slackware Linux and NetBSD.  It translates acronyms and filename suffixes
> by looking up the definition of a term in various databases.
> I've added the OLOCA to the database directory (named %OLOCA to place it
> first in search order).  There's also a perl script that can update that
> file from the web version of the OLOCA (also requires wget), but since
> this rule is totally optional (and won't be invoked in the default build),
> I didn't put perl and wget as prerequisites for building wtf.  This is
> mentioned in wtf.README as well.
> http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/wtf-0.0.3-1.tar.bz2
> http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/wtf-0.0.3-1-src.tar.bz2
> http://cs.nyu.edu/~pechtcha/cygwin/wtf/setup.hint (also inline below)
> sdesc: "translates acronyms and filename suffixes for you"
> ldesc: "wtf translates acronyms and filename suffixes for you.
> The wtf program looks-up the definition of a term. It supports a
> number of definition sources. In this version they are an acronyms
> database and qa filename suffixes database."
> requires: cygwin
> category: Text Doc
>         Igor
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