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       ding - dictionary lookup program for Unix


       ding [options] [phrase]


       ding  is  a  dictionary  lookup program for X Windows/Unix. It comes with a German-English
       dictionary with about 345,000 entries.

       It is based on Tk version >= 8.3 and uses the agrep(1) or egrep(1) tools for searching.

       In addition to this ding can also search using ispell(1) and dict(1).

       It has many configuration options, such as search preferences, interface language (English
       or  German), colors. It has history and help functions and comes with useful key and mouse
       bindings for quick and easy lookups.

       If you enter some word or phrase as command line argument,  ding  will  start  up  with  a
       translation of this word/phrase.


       -x, --selection
              Start searching for selected word (X selection).

       -m, --mini
              Start with minimal size (search form only).

       -r, --remote
              Start search in an already running program.

       -R, --remote-new
              Start search in an already running program or start a new program.

              Do not save preferences

       -D #, --debug #
              Start with debug output, # = number (1..15).


       It's  very  simple:  Start ding (via KDE menu "Tools" or via command line), type in search
       word, press ENTER, read results. Search further by double-clicking a  word,  or  select  a
       word in another window and drop it by clicking with mouse button 2 over the "ding window".
       For further information consult the program help by pressing F1.


       agrep(1), egrep(1), ispell(1), ding(1).


       ding was written by Frank Richter <>.

       This manual page was written by Roland Rosenfeld  <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).