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SPELL(1)										 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,  pre-
       fixes 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 plausi-
       ble derivations from spelling list words are indicated.

       Under the -b option, British spelling is checked.  Besides preferring centre, colour, spe-
       ciality, 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.  Cov-
       erage 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 speci-
       fied 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 fil-
       ters 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 combines 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 additions.
       British spelling was done by an American.

7th Edition				 October 22, 1996				 SPELL(1)


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