Monday, April 14, 2008

Fun With the Command Line

I just rediscovered some old Unix tools I remember from writing my master's thesis. They've been updated and made available in Linux: Improve your writing with the GNU style checkers By Michael Stutz on September 07, 2006.

The diction and style tools put a GNU face on an old Unix feature. These tools read text input, either from a file or the standard input. diction checks the input at the sentence level, and marks wordy and trite phrases, cliches, and the like, while style works on the overall document, giving a summary of the writing style with a number of readability tests.

So cool--command line diction and style checkers!

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