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       spell - GNU spell, a Unix spell emulator


       spell [options] files ...


       This manual page documents briefly the spell command. This manual page was written for the
       Debian GNU/Linux distribution (but may be used by others), because  the  original  program
       does  not  have  a  manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see

       spell is a program that emulates the traditional Unix spell command by calling the  Ispell

       It is a spell checking program which prints each misspelled word on a line of its own.


       The programs follow the usual GNU command line syntax, with long options starting with two
       dashes (`-'). A summary of options are included below. For a complete description, see the
       Info files.

       -I, --ispell-version
              Print Ispell's version.

       -V, --version
              Print the version number.

       -b, --british
              Use the British dictionary.

       -d, --dictionary=FILE
              Use FILE to look up words.

       -h, --help
              Print a summary of the options.

       -i, --ispell=PROGRAM
              Calls PROGRAM as Ispell.

       -D, --ispell-dictionary=DICTIONARY
              Use the named DICTIONARY to look up words.

       -l, --all-chains
              Ignored; for compatibility.

       -n, --number
              Print line numbers before lines.

       -o, --print-file-name
              Print file names before lines.

       -s, --stop-list=FILE
              Ignored; for compatibility.

       -v, --verbose
              Print words not literally found.

       -x, --print-stems
              Ignored; for compatibility.


       The programs are documented fully by GNU Spell, a clone of Unix `spell', available via the
       Info system.


       This manual page was  written  by  Dominik  Kubla  <>,  for  the  Debian
       GNU/Linux system.