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spell - GNU spell, a Unix spell emulator
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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 below. spell is a program that emulates the traditional Unix spell command by calling the Ispell utility. 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 <email@example.com>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system. SPELL(1)