markv is an incredibly useful program that converts perfectly good text files into utter nonsense.
It uses an algorithm from Jon Bentley's book, Programming Pearls, to recreate the behavior of Mark V. Shaney, a famous program by Bruce Ellis and Don P. Mitchell.
Usage: markv [OPTIONS] [FILE ...]
markv [OPTIONS] --load FILE
Takes ASCII text files and outputs nonsense
-d, --depth NUM search depth (1 to 10, default 2)
-h, --help show this usage message, then exit
-l, --load FILE load a previously stored data file
-m, --max NUM maximum number of words to produce
-o, --output FILE write to FILE instead of standard output
-p, --para format output to mimic paragraphs
-s, --store output processed data for later use
-S, --seed NUM seed random number generator with NUM
-v, --version show program version, then exit
-w, --width NUM maximum line width for output
The load and store options are mutually exclusive.
The depth option has no effect on loaded data files.
What's New in This Release:
· configure.in: 1.1.0
· markv.c: added --store and --load feature/options
· markv.6: updated
· README: better examples