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Date:      Wed, 27 Nov 1996 12:02:16 +0100 (MET)
From:      Oystein Soreide <>
To:        "Victor A. Sudakov" <>
Subject:   Re: How can I check spelling of a text?
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On Wed, 27 Nov 1996, Victor A. Sudakov wrote:

> >   how about `ispell`?
> Does it use the dictionary files in /usr/share/dict I wonder?
> It does not seem to.

If you have read the manual , you can see that there are several=20
environment variables you can set.  In this case DICTIONARY can be set.

ispell uses /usr/local/lib/english.hash for hashed dictionary.
and the dictionary at /usr/share/web2

from ispell(1) :

              Default dictionary to use, if no -d flag is  given.

              Personal dictionary file name

              Hashed dictionary (may be found in some other local
              directory, depending on the system).

              Affix-definition file for munchlist

       /usr/dict/web2 or /usr/dict/words
              For  the  Lookup  function  (depending on the WORDS
              compilation option).


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