A Snippet and supporting Ruby Scripts for generating fake user data. Basically, this is just a TextExpander conduit to the Faker Gem.
You'll need the faker gem installed, obviously...
$ sudo gem install faker
Import Faker.textexpander into TextExpander. Move the rest of the files into ~/Tools/TextExpanderScripts/textexpander-faker/ or update the Snippets to point to wherever you've put them.
In any application type:
- "fake:name" to insert a fake name
- "fake:pc" to insert a fake (but valid) UK postcode
- "fake:zip" to insert a fake (but valid) US zipcode
- "fake:tel" to insert a fake telephone number
- "fake:email" to insert a fake email address.
The email address is a special case. I have it pointing to email@example.com, which is a catch all address I can access, but rarely do.
Command Line Usage
I originally used the Ruby script for generating fixture data in Bash. You can still do this...
$ ./fake.rb name Stevie Raynor $ ./fake.rb postcode CB13 3QW $ fake.rb "#name <#email>" Selena Jenkins <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Properly formatted telephone numbers with area codes for the UK. Valid Visa/Mastercard data Email address that are valid for throw-away domain services.
Copyright (c) 2009 Gavin Montague, released under the MIT license