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Old 02-25-2013, 12:09 PM   #1
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Help me brainstorm a name for a program


I'm writing a new program and would like some help/feedback on ideas for a name.

The program is meant to inspect a package or package-tree and report any 'unusual' conditions. There are several programs which inspect sources which are called 'lint' or some variation thereof. The debian distro includes a tool called 'lintian' which is for inspecting packages -like what I want to do.

My conservative Scottish ancestry suggest a name like: pkg-lint
But, following the idea of 'impurity' suggested by the word 'lint', my more perverse side comes up with ideas that lean toward some variant of these:
fuzz, grit, grime, filth or Dreck (means filth in German)
Or maybe something like: pkg-veto, minority-report

Of course, Slackish sentimentality might suggest something based on:
slag or slime
But, the program is not likely to support only Slackware-style packages, so slack-check, etc., would not be too good.

I'm open to suggestions or thumbs up for your favorite. Or, if one name would definitely make you avoid having the program, what name is that?

It may be worth noting that the program is not intended to do any corrections to packages -just point out anything unusual about the content.

You get extra points if you supply an acronym reverse-engineered from the name, or a name forward-engineered from the acronym.

Credit (or blame) for the name will of course be given, if appropriate and wanted. Have fun!
 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:21 PM   #2
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Why not break from those's names and use something else? The name's don't always have to reflect the program itsef.

What about iSpect? iSee? Inspector package?

I remember another: inspekt

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:23 PM   #3
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compu-global-hyper-mega-net
 
Old 02-25-2013, 12:47 PM   #4
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SnoopDog --> inspects packages and reports anything unusual.
 
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Old 02-25-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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SnoopDog --> inspects packages and reports anything unusual.

Love it!!
+1 !!
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #6
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inspectp
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:35 PM   #7
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Quote:
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SnoopDog --> inspects packages and reports anything unusual.

lol

If you go this route it could also be Inspectah Deck
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:43 PM   #8
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Suggestions from my domestic staff (aka, kids):

dustmop - finds the dust bunnies under the furniture.
dust-buster
kdw = kill-da-wabbit (for Elmer Fudd fans)
rabbit-slayer
bunny-buster
lint-brush
ginny (as in cotton gin, suggested by Jenny)
gps - grit picker system
cwd - cob-web detector, might conflict
 
Old 02-25-2013, 03:55 PM   #9
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Old 02-25-2013, 04:15 PM   #10
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pkg-scan
pkg-check
pkg-inspect
 
Old 02-25-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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pkg-weird-code-sifter
 
Old 02-25-2013, 06:04 PM   #12
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package-police gold plus
 
Old 02-25-2013, 06:54 PM   #13
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linterator
 
Old 02-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #14
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My ideas go into the other direction:

– Sherlock
– Hercule
– MissMarple
– Clouseau
– Columbo

I prefer personally MissMarple and Clouseau.

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Old 02-25-2013, 07:07 PM   #15
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