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look(1) 							   User Commands							   look(1)

look - find words in the system dictionary or lines in a sorted list SYNOPSIS
/usr/bin/look [-d] [-f] [-tc] string [filename] DESCRIPTION
The look command consults a sorted filename and prints all lines that begin with string. If no filename is specified, look uses /usr/share/lib/dict/words with collating sequence -df. look limits the length of a word to search for to 256 characters. OPTIONS
-d Dictionary order. Only letters, digits, TAB and SPACE characters are used in comparisons. -f Fold case. Upper case letters are not distinguished from lower case in comparisons. -tc Set termination character. All characters to the right of c in string are ignored. FILES
/usr/share/lib/dict/words spelling list ATTRIBUTES
See attributes(5) for descriptions of the following attributes: +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ | ATTRIBUTE TYPE | ATTRIBUTE VALUE | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ |Availability |SUNWesu | +-----------------------------+-----------------------------+ SEE ALSO
grep(1), sort(1), attributes(5) SunOS 5.11 29 Mar 1994 look(1)

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LOOK(1) 						    BSD General Commands Manual 						   LOOK(1)

look -- display lines beginning with a given string SYNOPSIS
look [-dfa] [-t termchar] string [file] DESCRIPTION
The look utility displays any lines in file which contain string as a prefix. As look performs a binary search, the lines in file must be sorted (where sort(1) got the same options -d and/or -f that look is invoked with). If file is not specified, the file /usr/share/dict/words is used, only alphanumeric characters are compared and the case of alphabetic char- acters is ignored. Options: -d Dictionary character set and order, i.e. only alphanumeric characters are compared. -f Ignore the case of alphabetic characters. -a Use the alternate dictionary /usr/share/dict/web2 -t Specify a string termination character, i.e. only the characters in string up to and including the first occurrence of termchar are compared. The look utility exits 0 if one or more lines were found and displayed, 1 if no lines were found, and >1 if an error occurred. FILES
/usr/share/dict/words the dictionary /usr/share/dict/web2 the alternate dictionary SEE ALSO
grep(1), sort(1) COMPATIBILITY
The original manual page stated that tabs and blank characters participated in comparisons when the -d option was specified. This was incor- rect and the current man page matches the historic implementation. HISTORY
Look appeared in Version 7 AT&T Unix. BSD
June 14, 1993 BSD
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