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simple regex spell checker

Terminal - simple regex spell checker
< /usr/share/dict/words egrep onomatopoeia
2010-08-13 00:12:39
User: smop
Functions: egrep
0
simple regex spell checker

searches through the linux dictionary for the word you're trying to spell (you can use regular expressions, e.g. "< /usr/share/dict/words egrep bro[c]+o[l]+i" )

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What others think

(e)grep can work with file parameters, there's no need for redirection:

egrep onomatopoeia /usr/share/dict/words

If it's just your way to simply re-use the previous search (by replacing the last word) - using a shell function or alias would be probably easier:

alias dl="egrep /usr/share/dict/words -e" dl(){ egrep "${1:?search term missing}" /usr/share/dict/words; }
Comment by unefunge 231 weeks and 6 days ago

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