ADMIN LOVERS (7) adminlovers ADMIN LOVERS (7) NAME admin lovers - from Love Letters In Bash SYNOPSIS ./adminlovers.sh [OPTIONS...] DESCRIPTION This code poem is inspired by endless hours working as a system administrator with the terminal and at the same time the need to make art. It is also inspired by the collaborative project Queering Bash, a critical manual and research in progress with artist Winnie Soon. The poem is generated by parsing man pages, which are a form of software documentation found on Linux and Unix-like operating systems. The bash script adminlovers.sh substitutes the word “administrators” with the word “lovers”, and the words “operator” and “management” with "kissing". It is an endeavor in queering the, often non-readable, manual pages of command lines, and our technical work with machines.
script adminlovers.sh #!/bin/bash dir=$1 cd $dir for i in $(zgrep 'administrators' * \ | cut -d . -f 1 | uniq \ | xargs -I %s man %s \ | grep 'administrators' --color=always \ | sed -e 's/administrators/lovers/g' \ -e 's/\(operator\|management\)/kissing/g'); \ do echo $i; sleep 0.5; doneOPTIONS Script takes as input a man directory e.g. ./adminlovers.sh /usr/share/man/man7 Note: above command assumes the script has become executable with:chmod +x adminlovers.sh EXIT STATUS On success,
0is returned, a non-zero failure code otherwise. AUTHOR Mara Karagianni is an artist, software developer and system administrator. Their work involves computational and analogue media for publishing, print-making, python programming, making technical user manuals, and writing about the internet, FOSS and feminism. https://psaroskalazines.gr/ https://systerserver.town/@mara (Mastodon)