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Re: Which spell checkers to include by default?

On Sun, Dec 23, 2007 at 02:05:41PM +0100, Bernhard R. Link wrote:
> * Petter Reinholdtsen <pere@hungry.com> [071222 20:22]:
> > > Note that the w* packages provide word lists, which are important to
> > > many programs.  One could argue that a standard Unix system should
> > > have a word list; at least, every Unix system I have used provides
> > > one.
> > 
> > OK.  Which programs?  I was only aware of ispell.
> I thought ispell would only use the i* packages and not the w* packages.

ispell has a lookup command that allows you to look in a plain wordlist
for words matching a regexp while you are spell-checking. Both can be in
a different language. It is something like look, but allowing regexps.

> To enhance the list of packages needing w* packages, the cracklib
> packages (like libpam-cracklib) also use it to make sure you are not
> using a known word as password.

Adding look to the lists of commands that can use a wordlist.


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