simple regex spell checker

< /usr/share/dict/words egrep onomatopoeia
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" )
Sample Output
onomatopoeia
onomatopoeial
onomatopoeian

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By: smop
2010-08-13 00:12:39

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; }
unefunge · 408 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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