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SPELL(1)						      General Commands Manual							  SPELL(1)

NAME
spell, spellin, spellout - find spelling errors SYNOPSIS
spell [ -v ] [ -b ] [ -x ] [ -d hlist ] [ -s hstop ] [ -h spellhist ] [ file ] ... spellin [ list ] spellout [ -d ] list DESCRIPTION
Spell collects words from the named documents, and looks them up in a spelling list. Words that neither occur among nor are derivable (by applying certain inflections, prefixes or suffixes) from words in the spelling list are printed on the standard output. If no files are named, words are collected from the standard input. Spell ignores most troff, tbl and eqn(1) constructions. Under the -v option, all words not literally in the spelling list are printed, and plausible derivations from spelling list words are indi- cated. Under the -b option, British spelling is checked. Besides preferring centre, colour, speciality, travelled, etc., this option insists upon -ise in words like standardise, Fowler and the OED to the contrary notwithstanding. Under the -x option, every plausible stem is printed with `=' for each word. The spelling list is based on many sources. While it is more haphazard than an ordinary dictionary, it is also more effective with proper names and popular technical words. Coverage of the specialized vocabularies of biology, medicine and chemistry is light. The auxiliary files used for the spelling list, stop list, and history file may be specified by arguments following the -d, -s, and -h options. The default files are indicated below. Copies of all output may be accumulated in the history file. The stop list filters out misspellings (e.g. thier=thy-y+ier) that would otherwise pass. Two routines help maintain the hash lists used by spell. Both expect a set of words, one per line, from the standard input. Spellin com- bines the words from the standard input and the preexisting list file and places a new list on the standard output. If no list file is specified, the new list is created from scratch. Spellout looks up each word from the standard input and prints on the standard output those that are missing from (or present on, with option -d) the hashed list file. For example, to verify that hookey is not on the default spelling list, add it to your own private list, and then use it with spell, echo hookey | spellout /usr/dict/hlista echo hookey | spellin /usr/dict/hlista > myhlist spell -d myhlist huckfinn FILES
/usr/dict/hlist[ab] hashed spelling lists, American & British, default for -d /usr/dict/hstop hashed stop list, default for -s /dev/null history file, default for -h /tmp/spell.$$* temporary files /usr/libexec/spell SEE ALSO
deroff(1), sort(1), tee(1), sed(1) BUGS
The spelling list's coverage is uneven; new installations will probably wish to monitor the output for several months to gather local addi- tions. British spelling was done by an American. 7th Edition October 22, 1996 SPELL(1)

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spell(1)							   User Commands							  spell(1)

NAME
spell, hashmake, spellin, hashcheck - report spelling errors SYNOPSIS
spell [-bilvx] [+ local_file] [file] ... /usr/lib/spell/hashmake /usr/lib/spell/spellin n /usr/lib/spell/hashcheck spelling_list DESCRIPTION
The spell command collects words from the named files and looks them up in a spelling list. Words that neither occur among nor are deriv- able (by applying certain inflections, prefixes, or suffixes) from words in the spelling list are written to the standard output. If there are no file arguments, words to check are collected from the standard input. spell ignores most troff(1), tbl(1), and eqn(1) con- structs. Copies of all output words are accumulated in the history file (spellhist), and a stop list filters out misspellings (for example, their=thy-y+ier) that would otherwise pass. By default, spell (like deroff(1)) follows chains of included files (.so and .nx troff(1) requests), unless the names of such included files begin with /usr/lib. The standard spelling list is based on many sources, and while more haphazard than an ordinary dictionary, is also more effective in respect to proper names and popular technical words. Coverage of the specialized vocabularies of biology, medicine and chemistry is light. Three programs help maintain and check the hash lists used by spell: hashmake Reads a list of words from the standard input and writes the corresponding nine-digit hash code on the standard output. spellin Reads n hash codes from the standard input and writes a compressed spelling list on the standard output. hashcheck Reads a compressed spelling_list and recreates the nine-digit hash codes for all the words in it. It writes these codes on the standard output. OPTIONS
The following options are supported: -b Check British spelling. Besides preferring centre, colour, programme, speciality, travelled, and so forth, this option insists upon -ise in words like standardise. -i Cause deroff(1) to ignore .so and .nx commands. If deroff(1) is not present on the system, then this option is ignored. -l Follow the chains of all included files. -v Print all words not literally in the spelling list, as well as plausible derivations from the words in the spelling list. -x Print every plausible stem, one per line, with = preceding each word. +local_file Specify a set of words that are correct spellings (in addition to spell's own spelling list) for each job. local_file is the name of a user-provided file that contains a sorted list of words, one per line. Words found in local_file are removed from spell's output. Use sort(1) to order local_file in ASCII collating sequence. If this ordering is not followed, some entries in local_file might be ignored. OPERANDS
The following operands are supported: file A path name of a text file to check for spelling errors. If no files are named, words are collected from the standard input. ENVIRONMENT VARIABLES
See environ(5) for descriptions of the following environment variables that affect the execution of spell: LC_CTYPE, LC_MESSAGES, and NLSPATH. EXIT STATUS
The following exit values are returned: 0 Successful completion. >0 An error occurred. FILES
D_SPELL=/usr/lib/spell/hlist[ab] hashed spelling lists, American & British S_SPELL=/usr/lib/spell/hstop hashed stop list H_SPELL=/var/adm/spellhist history file /usr/share/lib/dict/words master dictionary ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
deroff(1), eqn(1), sort(1), tbl(1), troff(1), attributes(5), environ(5) NOTES
spell works only on English words defined in the U.S. ASCII codeset. Because copies of all output are accumulated in the spellhist file, spellhist might grow quite large and require purging. BUGS
The spelling list's coverage is uneven. New installations might wish to monitor the output for several months to gather local additions. British spelling was done by an American. SunOS 5.11 23 spell(1)

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