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Purple Mastadon. Shivering Shrew. Quick Penguin. What is the source?
I've run into several providers/services where when you provision something, you get a url like green-grapevine.example.com or delighted-shrew.example.com. Recent examples off the top of my head are URLs I've gotten from Netlify and PikaPods (maybe @m4nu can answer).
Is there a standard library that is used for generating these names, or are all these different projects scanning thesauruses and writing their own libraries?
Pretty much every Linux system has a dictionary file at
/usr/dict/wordsso they probably just pick random words from that.
On a default Debian installation in English, it's symlinked to
/etc/dictionaries-common/wordswhich is itself symlinked to
/usr/share/dict/american-english(unless you uninstall the
I have 2 lists, one contains adjectives, the other animal names. both can be found on public gists. a simple function generates the name depending on how many adjectives i want.