Simple web service that outputs what it has been given as input.
Simple web service that outputs what it has been given as input with a prefix added.
- Clone this repository
- Configure a webserver to host the contents of the
webdirectory under a domain root
- Visit the domain in a browser
- Fill out the input field and submit the form
- Be amazed by the result
To change the colours or the prefix text, there are two options.
The easiest way is simply to edit the
default.json file in the
A more advanced option is to add a new config file with a name that matches the
domain Parrots is run on. For exmple, if Parrots is hosted at
create the file
To report bugs, feature requests or other issues, visit the issues page
This project has been licensed under GPL-3.0+ License (GNU General Public License v3.0 or higher).
For a long time, the Dutch website http://jebentzelfeen.nl/ used to offer a simple web service that would output what it has been given as input, with the prefix "Je bent zelf een" added. This result could be used as a online retort for many occasions.
When the service was no-longer available I started to miss it to a degree where it seemed sensible to recreate the service myself.
"Parrots" is the third-person singular simple present indicative form of the verb "parrot". To quote fom a random dictionary:
##Verb 3rd person present: parrots
repeat mindlessly, repeat, repeat mechanically, echo, say again
Early 16th century: probably from dialect French perrot, diminutive of the male given name Pierre.